Risk assessment: The possible outcomes of Yoon Suk-yeol’s North Korea policy
‘Audacious plan’ appears an effort to kick the can down the road, but Seoul could face major problems before then
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s “audacious plan” for North Korea has been widely criticized by observers for lacking credible incentives and featuring insufficient security assurances. It was also quickly rejected by Kim Yo Jong, who described it as a “copy” of failed offers by previous administrations.
But in the wake of Wednesday’s exchange of missile fire between the two nations, there are already tell-tale signs of where things might soon go.
Since Yoon unveiled the plan in August, North Korea has test-fired 30 missiles and announced it would never surrender its nuclear weapons. South
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