April 20, 2024

How Moon Jae-in’s North Korea policy differs from his liberal predecessors

South Korea's President deserves credit for cooling tensions while remaining tough on Pyongyang

It may be a fool’s errand to predict the future when it comes to North Korea, but it does appear that the leaders of the two Koreas will meet next month, followed by the first-ever North Korea-United States summit meeting in May.

It is a sea change from the situation last year, in which Pyongyang was engaged in nuclear and missile brinksmanship while Washington was sending out whispers about the possibility of a preventive strike.

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