Before responding to Kim Jong-un’s invitation for a summit meeting, South Korean President Moon Jae-in needs to carefully study the record and results of the two previous summit meetings held, and makes sure he gets the right messages across to Kim. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Kim Jong-un can’t just wish away US role on the Korean peninsula

John Barry Kotch says if a summit of the two Koreas is to succeed where others have failed, negotiations must go beyond the basis of ‘no testing, no exercises’ to consider US deployment in South Korea – with the proviso that the North Korean leader gets a better grasp of history

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Before responding to Kim Jong-un’s invitation for a summit meeting, South Korean President Moon Jae-in needs to carefully study the record and results of the two previous summit meetings held, and makes sure he gets the right messages across to Kim. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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