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.
Kim Jong Un succeeded in communicating the North's frustration, while Moon Jae-in's inter-Korean efforts lie in tatters
Allowing heavy Beijing intervention would exacerbate rather than resolve underlying tensions on the Korean peninsula
Past cases show DPRK media does not respond to international speculation, but is able to report genuine health issues
With sanctions relief unlikely and a "break-through battle" ahead, Kim Jong Un is shifting gears
A potential reshuffle in the DPRK foreign ministry speaks to shifting sands among Pyongyang's leadership
The DPRK's response to COVID-19 shows their health system is highly organized but vulnerable to outbreaks of disease
There is little demand domestically in either the U.S. or the DPRK for another summit between their two leaders
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
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