George Galloway has said the real question on North Korea is whether Donald Trump is interesting in finding a diplomatic solution to the tension.
Pyongyang and Washington have been involved in a political stand-off for a number of weeks over the latter's nuclear weapons tests, which are illegal under international law.
Military action has been threatened by both countries, and tension has been escalating rapidly.
Our host said that finding a diplomatic answer isn't hard, but whether it's possible is not the question.
He said: "It’s not actually that difficult to work out a diplomatic route out of this, but is Donald Trump interested in that?
"The North Koreans know if they make a nuclear porcupine of themselves, no-one would dare invade them.
"Its overriding preoccupation, though it would dispute this itself, is the maintenance and power of the regime in place now.
"If the missile development and testing is caused by a fear of regime change, then simply indicate to the North Koreans, using China as a guarantor of North Korea’s security, that there will be no attempted regime change or attack on North Korea.
"In exchange for that, the missile development can cease and the sanctions can begin to be lifted."