South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shake hands at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in April 2018. Photo: Reuters South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shake hands at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in April 2018. Photo: Reuters
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shake hands at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in April 2018. Photo: Reuters

Will North Korea’s killing of a South Korean civilian eclipse Moon’s dream of a united peninsula?

  • The incident, which happened barely a day after the president called for a formal end to the Korean war, has sparked outrage and acrimony at home
  • Moon has staked his legacy on a policy of reconciliation, but experts say the case is a sign Pyongyang and Kim are not interested in his efforts

Topic |   Korean peninsula
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shake hands at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in April 2018. Photo: Reuters South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shake hands at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in April 2018. Photo: Reuters
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shake hands at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in April 2018. Photo: Reuters
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