Amidst rising global tensions stemming from the potential for a missile strike coming out of North Korea, on Wednesday Nicholas Kristof joined "Piers Morgan Live" to add his trademark brand of informed perspective.
"I think that almost everybody who looks at it thinks that most likely North Korea is just throwing a tantrum, because this is a strategy that has worked in the past," said the "The New York Times" columnist. "There is, as you say, there's always this concern that they may play their cards."
Asked by the host what other countries are most-likely to intervene should Kim Jong-un opt to play that aforementioned card, and Kristof surmised that America would be heavily involved:
"The U.S. will be the central force there," he told Piers Morgan. "But if there is conflict, that will be the end. If there is a real war, that will be the end of North Korea."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Kristof also explains the role China might play in such an international incident.
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