January 23, 2021

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Cha Du-hyeogn

Cha Du-hyeogn is the former secretary to President Lee Myung-bak for crisis information. He now works as a visiting research fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies

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In the aftermath of the Hanoi summit, the ball is in Pyongyang’s court

Washington’s message to Pyongyang is clear: we are in no rush

Cha Du-hyeogn March 4, 2019

What a Moon-Kim meeting did – and didn’t – achieve

The inter-Korean summit cleared the fog, but a long road to denuclearization lies ahead

Cha Du-hyeogn May 3, 2018

North Korea’s nuclear roller coaster: how to stop it

South Korea and the U.S. must project strength in the face of Pyongyang's impulsive testing

Cha Du-hyeogn September 4, 2017

Why Pyongyang turned down humanitarian aid from the South

North Korea is testing the new government - Seoul no longer has room for strategic ambiguity

Cha Du-hyeogn June 14, 2017

Post-election, will North Korea make its next move?

Former Lee Myung-bak advisor argues Pyongyang will be quick to test the new ROK President

Cha Du-hyeogn May 5, 2017

Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s Day speech: What did we learn?

In this year's speech, Kim Jong Un moved away from the past with new slogans and a new vision

Cha Du-hyeogn January 2, 2017

What’s behind North Korea’s attempts for dialogue?

Seoul must be ready for Pyongyang's further 'peace offensives' with its own suggestions

Cha Du-hyeogn May 23, 2016

North Korea balances threats with promises at the Seventh Congress

Five-year economic growth plan is only possible based on confidence in national economy

Cha Du-hyeogn May 20, 2016

Kim’s New Year’s address indicates bumpy road for inter-Korean ties

Leader's latest address displays new-found independence from the legacy of his father, grandfather

Cha Du-hyeogn January 1, 2016