Yoon Young-kwan

Yoon Young-kwan

Yoon Young-kwan, former minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Korea, is professor emeritus of international relations at Seoul National University.

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Opinion | Can Kim Jong-un become North Korea’s Deng Xiaoping? Only if Donald Trump doesn’t get in the way

The North Korean leader has shown reformist instincts, much like a certain Chinese leader from the late 1970s, but he needs security before he can move forward.

The North Korean leader has shown reformist instincts, much like a certain Chinese leader from the late 1970s, but he needs security before he can move forward.

Can Kim Jong-un become North Korea’s Deng Xiaoping? Only if Donald Trump doesn’t get in the way
19 Dec 2018 - 7:21AM
US needs to make informal contact with North Korea to improve ties
9 Aug 2015 - 9:19AM
The major power shift at play in East Asia must not end in war
1 Feb 2013 - 3:02AM
US and China must work hard at a grand compromise

Has the world entered a new era of chaos? America's vacillating policy towards Syria certainly suggests so. Indeed, the bitter legacy of the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, followed by the 2008 financial crisis, has made the United States not only reluctant to use its military might, even when "red lines" are crossed, but also seemingly unwilling to bear any serious burden to maintain its global leadership position. But if America is no longer willing to lead, who will take its place?

Has the world entered a new era of chaos? America's vacillating policy towards Syria certainly suggests so. Indeed, the bitter legacy of the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, followed by the 2008 financial crisis, has made the United States not only reluctant to use its military might, even when "red lines" are crossed, but also seemingly unwilling to bear any serious burden to maintain its global leadership position. But if America is no longer willing to lead, who will take its place?

US and China must work hard at a grand compromise
20 Jul 2018 - 2:51PM