North Korean leader Kim Jong-un walks with South Korea President Moon Jae-in after their meeting at the northern side of Panmunjom in North Korea in March 2018. Photo: South Korea Presidential Blue House via AP
Donald Kirk
Opinion

Opinion

Donald Kirk

Moon Jae-in’s problem: his mode of North Korean diplomacy is incompatible with South Korean democracy

  • The South Korean leader’s strategy for bringing North Korea to negotiations has included silence on Kim Jong-un’s ruthlessness and rights abuses, which could jeopardise South Koreans’ hard-won rights

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un walks with South Korea President Moon Jae-in after their meeting at the northern side of Panmunjom in North Korea in March 2018. Photo: South Korea Presidential Blue House via AP
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