February 06, 2023

The master mediator: why Moon Jae-in deserves much more credit than he gets

The S. Korean President skillfully avoided war, though breaking the current impasse will not be easy

If one reads what is written about South Korean president Moon Jae-in in conservative South Korean media and, especially, on the more extreme conservative websites, the current tenant of the Blue House looks very bad.

At best, Moon Jae-in is portrayed as a naive politician who has a starry-eyed infatuation with North Korea and the North Korean problem, who swallows, wholesale, the patently dishonest and insincere promises of Pyongyang.