May 16, 2022

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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

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

In the aftermath of the Hanoi summit, the ball is in Pyongyang’s court
Cha Du-hyeogn
Cha Du-hyeogn March 4, 2019
What a Moon-Kim meeting did – and didn’t – achieve

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

What a Moon-Kim meeting did – and didn’t – achieve
Cha Du-hyeogn
Cha Du-hyeogn May 3, 2018
North Korea’s nuclear roller coaster: how to stop it

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

North Korea’s nuclear roller coaster: how to stop it
Cha Du-hyeogn
Cha Du-hyeogn September 4, 2017
Why Pyongyang turned down humanitarian aid from the South

Why Pyongyang turned down humanitarian aid from the South

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

Why Pyongyang turned down humanitarian aid from the South
Cha Du-hyeogn
Cha Du-hyeogn June 14, 2017
Post-election, will North Korea make its next move?

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

Post-election, will North Korea make its next move?
Cha Du-hyeogn
Cha Du-hyeogn May 5, 2017
Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s Day speech: What did we learn?

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

Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s Day speech: What did we learn?
Cha Du-hyeogn
Cha Du-hyeogn January 2, 2017
What’s behind North Korea’s attempts for dialogue?

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

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

What’s behind North Korea’s attempts for dialogue?
Cha Du-hyeogn
Cha Du-hyeogn May 23, 2016
North Korea balances threats with promises at the Seventh Congress

North Korea balances threats with promises at the Seventh Congress

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

North Korea balances threats with promises at the Seventh Congress
Cha Du-hyeogn
Cha Du-hyeogn May 20, 2016
Kim’s New Year’s address indicates bumpy road for inter-Korean ties

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

Kim’s New Year’s address indicates bumpy road for inter-Korean ties
Cha Du-hyeogn
Cha Du-hyeogn January 1, 2016