Senior Fellow, Pangoal Institution
Feb 14 , 2020
North Korea’s responses often seem tied to a “nothing more to lose” calculation. But good negotiators might be able to make a gesture over the bargaining table that could make all the difference. The window may not be open long.
Jan 13 , 2020
As the president of the Republic of Korea reaches the halfway mark of his tenure, he has acquired some valuable experience for helping bring peace to the peninsula. It’s time to shift into high gear.
Nov 15 , 2019
The DPRK and United States have dug in their heels, but a window of opportunity remains. Step-by-step reduction and verification agreed by both sides is the only realistic way to solve the problem over time.
Nov 29 , 2018
Moon wants a rapprochement with North Korea, but will events scuttle his plans?
Dec 14 , 2017
It’s commonly acknowledged that North Korea won’t give up its nuclear weapon program anytime soon, so there’s no use being unhappy about it. It is also unhelpful to regret past opportunities to stop the program
Jun 20 , 2017
Moon needs practical and operational measurements and outcomes, as well as ambition and determination to tackle the challenges of inter-Korean relations. And yes, there surely are opportunities and advantages for the South Korea to take. But the government has to be very careful to turn them into positive forces, so that a revival of “Sunshine” isn’t weakened to mere “Moonlight” as the pessimists have predicted.