South Korean President Moon Jae-in set off a year of summits last spring by meeting Kim Jong-un and promoting direct talks between Kim and Donald Trump. Photo: South Korea Presidential Blue House via AP
Thomas Byrne
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Thomas Byrne

Moon Jae-in must brave stalled North Korea talks, a slowing economy and a demanding US in his third year as president

  • Despite the challenges he faces, South Korea’s president has a sterling track record of negotiations – with both the US and North Korea – plus a secure economic foundation to stand on

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in set off a year of summits last spring by meeting Kim Jong-un and promoting direct talks between Kim and Donald Trump. Photo: South Korea Presidential Blue House via AP
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Thomas Byrne

Thomas Byrne

Thomas Byrne is president of the non-partisan Korea Society and formerly the regional manager for sovereign risk in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East for Moody’s Investors Service.