By Nur Ashikin Abdul Aziz
TOKYO, Feb 20 (Bernama) -- When the curtains fall on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the Paralympics in South Korea in mid-March, it marks the end of a short-lived peace in the Korean peninsula, said an expert on regional affairs.
Cannon Institute for Global Studies Research director, Kunihiko Miyake believed after the quadrennial games ends, North Korea would resume its provocation in the area, thus ending the appeasement mode of their southern neighbour.
"We have to wait because we don't want any war during the Olympics. But after that I'm sure that North Korea will resume their experiments, maybe take advantage of the resumption of the US-South Korea joint exercise," he told reporters, here recently.
Early this year, the US and South Korea agreed to delay their military exercises during the Winter Olympics which is being held from Feb 9 to Feb 25 at the request of Seoul.
The agreement came after weeks of rising tension over North Korean nuclear weapons programme and its testing of long-range missiles, the media reported.....