February 22, 2024

Why even hawkish Yoon administration won’t ignore a North Korean peace offensive

Pyongyang can manipulate pro-engagement, anti-Japan factions with a simple olive branch to Seoul — even if it’s all talk

The Korean Peninsula is going through difficult and increasingly dangerous times. North Korea continues its threatening fireworks, launching missiles seemingly every week, while South Korea and the U.S. stage a never-ending series of joint military exercises. 

State media enjoys running impressively choreographed images and videos of missile launches, especially when leader Kim Jong Un is present. But the relentless frequency of such military activity may pose problems for Pyongyang.