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With North Korea talks stalled, some wonder: What if we tried something different?

By Michelle Ye Hee Lee

14 Feb 2022 · 3 min read

TOKYO - As his term comes to an end, South Korean President Moon Jae-in made a final plea last week to resume diplomatic talks with North Korea - the defining ambition of his presidency, and one that feels more out of reach than ever.

As that limbo drags on, some North Korea watchers are wondering: What if negotiators had taken a radically different approach? And what if President Donald Trump's more hands-on approach was the norm?

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