Wang Son-taek is diplomatic correspondent for South Korea’s YTN news network and one of the country’s leading journalists on North Korea and diplomatic affairs.
Moon Jae-in remains tied to a failed policy as Kim Jong Un reverts to the hardline style of the past
Western discourse on the DPRK is rife with misunderstanding about Pyongyang's real needs and intentions
The DPRK leader wants a deal with the U.S., but he can fall back on Russia, China, and "Juche" should efforts fail
Historical issues between the two countries must be resolved if the U.S. is to achieve its trilateral alliance
The DPRK leader is presented as a man who has overcome many obstacles, and is ready for the challenges of the future
The disastrous Hanoi summit likely pushed the DPRK into taking a more hardline position
President Moon must take stock of where things went wrong and work to restore trust with Kim Jong Un
Despite attempts to engage with the North, the ROK President has been met with insults since Hanoi
Recent moves are fine-tuned to pressure the South while stopping short of aggravating the U.S.
The young leader's emphasis on the economy over nuclear development could be risky
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