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Beyond Trump: How South Korea’s Intelligence Service Will Quietly Push Peace Talks

Beyond Trump: How South Korea’s Intelligence Service Will Quietly Push Peace Talks

Tensions between the two Koreas escalated again last month after a South Korean fisheries official, possibly attempting to defect, was shot dead by North Korean army troops after he swam across their disputed maritime border known as the Northern Limit Line. A shocked President Moon Jae-in, who has made engagement with North Korea the centerpiece...

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Trump and Moon, Odd Couple, Seek to Save Denuclearization Talks

Trump and Moon, Odd Couple, Seek to Save Denuclearization Talks

Despite what Washington hawks wish for, the Korea nuclear talks are not dead. The idea of a deal to end the Korean war, de-escalate the military confrontation between North and South, and denuclearize the Korean peninsula is opposed by John Bolton and, oddly, by many Washington Democrats. Still, South Korean President Moon Jae-in seeks to...

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After CIA Visit, South Korea’s Intel Chief Expects Another Summit

After CIA Visit, South Korea’s Intel Chief Expects Another Summit

President Trump’s “fire and fury” rhetoric no longer drives the news cycle. Nor does the pomp and circumstance of his Singapore summit with North Kore’s Kim Jong Un. The most recent denuclearization talks between the United States, North Korea, and South Korea were cancelled earlier this month. All the while, the U.S. and South Korean intelligence...