Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Media Appearance: "Moon Jae-in could solve N. Korea Crisis" on CNN

I appeared CNN International last Thursday to discuss how the South Korean president may be the key to solving the North Korean nuclear crisis.

As I discussed previously, South Korea's president Moon Jae-in is uniquely situated in this crisis. He carries the reputation of the South Korean liberals that he is a dove who is skeptical of the U.S. hegemony, although Moon personally is a hawk on North Korea and would not hesitate to escalate military tensions and apply further sanctions as necessary. This allows Moon to navigate the tricky waters flowing between United States and China, while maintaining high level of public support within South Korea.

When it comes to North Korea, it is a fool's errand to predict the future. But in a situation involving multiple unstable personalities, it is nice to know there is at least one steady hand leading a vital country.

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