March 27, 2023

Moon Jae-in reshuffles his North Korea team: the key players

A former student firebrand, a spymaster, and a skilled political operator are set to take the top inter-Korean jobs

At the end of last week, President Moon Jae-in appointed three people who are likely to become his new North Korea team.

His choices are quite interesting and carry a great deal of unintended symbolism. At first approximation, one can say that each of them represents one of the three major groups that form the upper crust of the Moon administration.