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Topic - Ralph Cossa
"The release is vintage North Korea," said Ralph Cossa, president of the Pacific Forum CSIS think tank in Hawaii. "They always try to capture the attention away from something that might make the Republic of Korea look good and get the spotlight on them instead."
"If your objective is to reassure the domestic population of your bravery and steadfastness, it's probably effective," said Ralph Cossa, president of the Pacific Forum of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Honolulu, in the Bloomberg report. "If your objective is to get on page one of the New York Times or Bloomberg News, it's probably effective. This sort of guarantees them attention. They believe it puts pressure on South Korea to negotiate on their terms."