I'm making no predictions about Korea, just flagging interesting articles, like this one. Noone, least of all me, has a good record at predicting what's what on the peninsula.
One thing I'd add, based on personal experience: that they, the North lie, lie and lie again. That was our experience when we did coking coal deals with them in the 80s. Every official, every trader, every single one, lied at some stage. If we'd believed some of what they told us, we'd have been bankrupted. I don't think that's changed.
The only hope we have is that Kim aspires to be a Korean X.P. Deng….