South Korea’s newly elected President Moon Jae-in is open to dialogue with the North, but Donald Trump is still undecided between talking to Pyongyang or launching a pre-emptive strike, if China proves ineffective in restraining the regime. Photo: Kyodo

How North Korea’s nuclear weapons are testing Seoul’s special ties with the US

Donald Kirk says debate on East Asian geopolitics at the Jeju peace forum highlights the difficulties in resolving the North Korean nuclear issue, given the complex equations with the US among regional players

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South Korea’s newly elected President Moon Jae-in is open to dialogue with the North, but Donald Trump is still undecided between talking to Pyongyang or launching a pre-emptive strike, if China proves ineffective in restraining the regime. Photo: Kyodo
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