Views expressed in Opinion articles are exclusively the authors’ own and do not represent the views of NK News.Tomorrow is December 17, 2019, and it has been eight years since Kim Jong Il died and eight years since Kim Jong Un ascended to the North Korean throne.Like 2018, this year was dominated by foreign policy. Like in the previous one, this policy failed to produce much in the way of meaningful results. And, unlike the previous one, we enter the New Year with little certainty of what the future might hold.PEACEMAKER'S DILEMMASince January 2018 and until roughly April 2019 we have
Views expressed in Opinion articles are exclusively the authors’ own and do not represent the views of NK News.
Fyodor Tertitskiy is a leading researcher at Seoul's Kookmin University. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Seoul National University, and is author of "North Korea before Kim Il Sung," which you buy here.