Hopes and Fears about Biden's North Korean Policy
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Hopes and Fears about Biden's North Korean Policy

HANKYOREH & THE ASIA TIMES

On 22 February, Prof. Chung-in Moon was featured in a column for Hankyoreh. He outlines the Biden administration’s possible approaches to the DPRK, and highlights the difference in emphasis on human rights issues between past and present leadership. He emphasizes the need for the US and South Korea to work together to avoid past failures in engaging with the DPRK. Read more

“While it doesn’t appear that the Joe Biden administration has completed its review of North Korea policy yet, the outlines of that policy seem to be slowly taking shape. Ned Price, a spokesperson for the US State Department, said on Feb. 12 that the North Korean nuclear issue is an “urgent priority for the United States and one that we are committed to addressing together with our allies.” Those remarks are encouraging, since they alleviate lingering concerns that the North Korean nuclear issue might be put on the back burner by the Biden administration.”

 

On 10 February, APLN Vice-Chair and Professor Chung-in Moon’s third interview with The Asia Times was published. In this piece, Prof Moon shares his thoughts on the DPRK’s regime survival throughout the years and the pandemic. He elaborates on importance of alliances and what peace would mean for the Korean peninsula. Read more

“After the failure of the 2019 Hanoi summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump, Pyongyang has continued its arms development and conducted multiple short- and mid-range weapons tests.

However, it has not carried out the kind of major actions – namely a satellite launch, an intercontinental ballistic missile test, or a nuclear detonation – that would provoke the international community.”

 

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