May 22, 2024

After Trump, what? Moon Jae-in’s fragile legacy on North Korea

Though he has succeeded in flattering the U.S. President, history will not be kind to the ROK leader

2018 has been a good year for South Korean President Moon Jae-in. From the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to the Singapore Summit, President Moon has kept his word in regards to taking over the driver’s seat in inter-Korean relations, North Korea has ceased testing missiles and nuclear weapons, and President Trump has stopped threatening North Korea with fire and fury.

President Moon has every reason to feel good about himself and his accomplishments. However, it is also true to say that his legacy will be short-lived.

Become a member for less than $4 per week.

  • Unlimited access to all of NK News: reporting, investigations, analysis
  • The NK News Daily Update, an email newsletter to keep you in the loop
  • Searchable archive of all content, photo galleries, special columns
  • Contact NK News reporters with tips or requests for reporting
Get unlimited access to all NK News content, including original reporting, investigations, and analyses by our team of DPRK experts.
Subscribe now

All major cards accepted. No commitments – you can cancel any time.