Moon Jae-in is greeted by a young supporter as he leaves his private residence for the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 10. Photo: EPA

Can South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-in find the right balance on N Korea and domestic policies?

Donald Kirk says Moon Jae-in, as a minority president, faces a tough task in juggling political opposition at home as well as ties with America and China, as he seeks to revive the “sunshine” era in exchanges with North Korea

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Moon Jae-in is greeted by a young supporter as he leaves his private residence for the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 10. Photo: EPA
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Donald Kirk

Donald Kirk

Donald Kirk is an author and journalist from Washington, D.C., and travels to South Korea, with stops in London, India, Pakistan, the Middle East, Japan, Hong Kong and the Philippines, among other places, writing on the confrontation of forces in the post-September 11 era. He was the Seoul correspondent for the International Herald Tribune from 1997 to 2003. Before gravitating to Northeast Asia, he covered much of the Vietnam War for the Chicago Tribune and the Washington Star. He has also written books on Korea, notably Korea Betrayed: Kim Dae Jung and Sunshine and Korean Dynasty: Hyundai and Chung Ju Yung.