April 09, 2020

The Chairman regrets: parsing Kim Jong Un’s Busan no-show
Pyongyang’s rebuff sounds almost polite, for a change. What’s going on?
North Korea never ceases to surprise. Predictably unpredictable, you might say.But a change of voice? Towards the South? That was the last thing I was expecting right now.Yet lo and behold, Pyongyang has sent Seoul a message which is polite. Kind of.Its content is negative. Kim Jong Un has declined Moon Jae-in’s invitation to his upcoming summit with ASEAN leaders in Busan. Well,