Magazine July 30, 2018, Issue


(KCNA via Reuters)

Would Kim Jong-un Invade South Korea?

In “Kim Wins in Singapore” (July 9), Nicholas Eberstadt does a great job dismantling and criticizing American policy toward North Korea over the past 30 years, but I couldn’t quite get past his making the same mistake he accuses U.S. diplomats of making. Mr. Eberstadt seems confident in his evaluation that the Kim regime’s ultimate goal is to annex South Korea. He bases this analysis mainly on the propaganda of the North Korean regime, which it goes without saying shouldn’t be trusted on these matters.

The main problem I find with Mr. Eberstadt’s assertion is that it is rather hard

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