Who can encourage Kim Jong-un, Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump to stop playing games and talk real peace? Illustration: Craig Stephens

Defusing a nuclear North Korea will take cool heads and serious thought, not bravado and self-interest

Kevin Rafferty says all the countries with a stake in the Korean peninsula must wake up to the danger of the fragile peace being shattered and of a North Korean nuclear attack

Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis

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Who can encourage Kim Jong-un, Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump to stop playing games and talk real peace? Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Kevin Rafferty

Kevin Rafferty

Kevin Rafferty, a journalist for 50 years, started writing about cricket and football for The Observer when at Oxford University. He joined the foreign staff of the Financial Times, was in charge of the FT’s Asian coverage, and opened the paper’s first Hong Kong office. He has lived and worked in Delhi, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, and Washington, and edited daily papers in 30 major cities during IMF and multilateral development bank meetings. He was professor in the Institute for Academic Initiatives at Osaka University.