South Korea | Pyongyang, Seoul caught between principle and pragmatism

Pyongyang, Seoul caught between principle and pragmatism

With North Korea hardening its stance towards the US and South Korea, a range of issues are complicating efforts to interact with Asia’s prickliest regime

May 23, 2018 1:26 PM (UTC+8)
Thae Yong-ho, who fled his post as North Korea's deputy ambassador to Britain in August 2016, speaks as a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with South Korean envoys is seen on a screen during a press conference for his memoir in Seoul on May 14, 2018. Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-je
Thae Yong-ho, who fled his post as North Korea's deputy ambassador to Britain in August 2016, speaks as a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with South Korean envoys is seen on a screen during a press conference for his memoir in Seoul on May 14, 2018. Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-je
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