ONN analyst Jaewoo Shin was recently featured in Deutsche Welle news program commenting on the most recent developments in US-DPRK relations.
Jaewoo Shin is an Analyst for Open Nuclear Network (ONN), a program of One Earth Future, where he focuses on developments on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia, with particular attention to nuclear risk reduction and regional nuclear and missile programs. Jaewoo uses open-source data, statistics, and machine learning to understand relevant trends.
Washington’s recent offer to Pyongyang on opening a dialogue over its nuclear program was met with a questionable response from Kim Jong Un, ordering his officials to prepare for both dialogue and confrontation.
The Biden administration's new envoy for North Korea was in Seoul on Monday to push forward efforts to restart the stalled diplomacy. The US, South Korea, and Japan are looking for ways to convince Pyongyang to stop developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
Shin’s perspective is North Korea may be less eager to promote peaceful dialogue since photo ops with former President Donald Trump in recent years, according to a May 18th statement from North Korea’s first-ever Vice Foreign Minister, Chisonhi, that North Korea won’t be giving away opportunities like Hanoi [public photo ops] anymore unless there’s a change in US policy.
Listen to Shin’s full take on the recent events on the DW News YouTube channel.
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