February 21, 2024

Regime survival is primary goal – Moon Chung-in interview part 2

North Korea's nuclear program, diplomacy and domestic affairs are all driven by one goal - regime survival

SEOUL -Regime survival is the primary driving force behind North Korea's nuclear program, foreign affairs, and domestic policy, said Moon Chung-in in the second of a two-part interview with NK News.

Analysis from figures like Andrei Lankov suggesting that the DPRK nuclear program might be used as a bargaining chip is misleading U.S. foreign policy, Moon said. He believes that "numerous attempts at negotiation have all failed because of this incorrect assessment."