June 03, 2023

Biden wins election, foreshadowing a more traditional US approach to North Korea

Experts say the former US vice president will be harsher on North Korea, but is still open to meeting Kim Jong Un

Joseph R. Biden Jr. was elected the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, returning the White House to Democratic Party rule after four years of Trump and likely resurrecting a more traditional U.S. approach to North Korea.

Biden’s election marks a serious departure from Trump’s intimate but improvised relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and rides a wave of domestic backlash against the U.S. president for his COVID-19 performance and controversial stance on several hot-button social issues.