A year has passed since Kim Jong-un became the leader of North Korea.
While there are some underlying changes, the current leadership looks and has acted a lot like its predecessors. The satellite launch on Dec 12 was essentially a message from Pyongyang _ "Merry Christmas, we're still here and we'll be back again next year."
"North Korea 3.0" will stay the course to bolster domestic legitimacy while surveying regional reactions and influencing security dynamics. Yet despite the new leadership's consistency and continuity, the US, South Korea and Japan as a coalition must revise their strategy vis-a-vis North Korea.