The situation in North Korea has gone from bad to worse since Dennis Rodman's VICE-sponsored trip to the country. There's been declarations of entering a "state of war," veiled threats to diplomats, and hacking attacks; things have gotten so bad that even the mayor of Austin is concerned. So naturally, the thing to do is for Rodman to go back to North Korea.

"I'm going back August 1," the former rebounder told Gossip Extra exclusively. "We have no plans really, as far as what we're going to do over there, but we'll just hang and have some fun!"

"Fun" and "hanging out" aren't the first words that come to mind when thinking of North Korea. But based on the sensitive tweets from the VICE crew and the video of Rodman's bizarre welcoming ceremony with Kim Jong Un, "fun" is probably an accurate-enough description of time spent in Pyongyang if you're a former NBA star or VICE correspondent.

As for North Korea's increasingly antagonistic actions, Rodman doesn't think they're so bad, at least not compared to the Soviet Union.

"The Russians were way out there, and they were acting on their threats," Rodman said. "He (Un) just wants to be loved. He just wants to sit down and talk. That's all."

Rodman also said he's still waiting for that phone call from President Obama.

Regardless of Rodman's intentions, at least he isn't using college students as cover to enter the country.

[via The Atlantic Wire/Image via AP]