November 17, 2019

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Wang Son-taek

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.

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Beyond the impasse: the answer to solving the GSOMIA dispute lies in the past

Historical issues between the two countries must be resolved if the U.S. is to achieve its trilateral alliance

Wang Son-taek November 7, 2019

What Kim Jong Un's recent Mt. Paektu climb tells us about leadership legitimacy

The DPRK leader is presented as a man who has overcome many obstacles, and is ready for the challenges of the future

Wang Son-taek October 29, 2019

What to expect from North Korea's brinksmanship diplomacy going forward

The disastrous Hanoi summit likely pushed the DPRK into taking a more hardline position

Wang Son-taek October 9, 2019

One year since the Pyongyang Declaration: how inter-Korean relations went sour

President Moon must take stock of where things went wrong and work to restore trust with Kim Jong Un

Wang Son-taek September 18, 2019

Mr. Moon's inter-Korean policy has hit a dead-end

Despite attempts to engage with the North, the ROK President has been met with insults since Hanoi

Wang Son-taek August 29, 2019

Kim Jong Un's new tactic: the return of "brinksmanship diplomacy"

Recent moves are fine-tuned to pressure the South while stopping short of aggravating the U.S.

Wang Son-taek August 6, 2019

What a deal with the U.S. might mean for Kim Jong Un's leadership

The young leader's emphasis on the economy over nuclear development could be risky

Wang Son-taek July 21, 2019

At Sunday's surprise U.S.-North Korea summit, the return of Moon the facilitator?

With diplomacy back on track, the South Korean President has a crucial role to play

Wang Son-taek July 4, 2019

Xi up, Trump down: winners and losers from the Sino-DPRK summit in Pyongyang

Ahead of Osaka G20 summit with the U.S., China is back in the diplomatic game

Wang Son-taek June 28, 2019

Why South Korean reports of purges in the North spread like wildfire

Reaction to rumors of palace intrigue was firmly divided along partisan lines

Wang Son-taek June 9, 2019