Shutterstock: 'North Korean soldiers at the military parade in Pyongyang of the 60th anniversary of the conclusion of the Korean War', by Astrelok

With North Korea testing an apparent hydrogen bomb over the weekend, it seems tensions on the Korean peninsula have reached a tipping point.

But how did the hermit kingdom come to develop such a threatening nuclear weapons program? We hear from the Executive Director of La Trobe Asia about how Kim Jong-Un has steered his country to the brink.

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