April 06, 2020

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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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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

North Korea's seven Furies: what's got Kim Jong Un hot under the collar?

From Seoul's duplicity to politically-naive advisers, the DPRK leader has plenty to be upset about

Wang Son-taek May 24, 2019

Overcoming the impasse: how Moon can restore momentum to inter-Korean talks

If diplomacy is to move forward, the South Korean President needs to broaden his horizons

Wang Son-taek May 6, 2019

Towards a "new path"? Five questions after Kim Jong Un's speech to the 14th SPA

The DPRK leader's address contained ambitious plans — and some striking ambiguities

Wang Son-taek April 18, 2019

One month after the Hanoi summit, ambiguity defines U.S.-North Korea diplomacy

As talks falter, it's clear neither side is willing to be transparent about what they can give up

Wang Son-taek April 2, 2019