While the oversize personalities of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump tend to dominate global attention on the continuing efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue, the peace initiative of South Korean President Moon Jae-in— the man in the middle— is increasingly pivotal to how things evolve among all of the players in this complex diplomatic drama.
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He has been a steady hand in his quest for an elusive goal.
It’s time to renew trust-building efforts.
A deal depends on the mettle of Moon, Kim and Trump together.
It is time to figure out where the process went off course and resume the journey.
Moon faces conflicting imperatives.
Moon Jae-in hopes to transform economic relations in Northeast Asia.
There is much to applaud, but what might amore innovative approach look like?
Figures drawn from global and regional conflictexperience suggest Moon is doing the right thing.
It’s just a pity Chinadidn’t learn more from the development banks.
Can China live up to its ambitious promises?
A strong election showing of anti-military forces ensures that General Prayuth Chan-ocha’s future ability to rule will be contested.
A change in mindsets is needed, as well as development of the institutional framework.
The main actors would do well to heed the input of players including Russia, China and Japan as well as the UN.
A little-known inquiry is emerging as one of big platforms’ greatest global threats.
In Korea, the centenary of the March 1Movement in 1919 is no less momentous an occasion ascommemorations of that year are in Europe.
The EU appears to be stepping up engagement on the South China Sea and other issues and has a lot to offer, not least the normative values it has.
Beijing is trying to define the ideological division between China and the US, putting pressure on other countries to take sides.
A move to return the country ‘east of Suez’ is worth considering: Britain could be a key player in a number of ways.
Europe’s stake in the Korean Peninsula may not be obvious. But in aid, trade, sanctions and nuclear expertise, it brings a lot to the table.
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