In Beijing, observers are urging vigilance as the U.S. appears dead-set on sabotaging the peace process, endangering not only regional stability but also the warming relationship between the governments of Xi Jinping and President Moon Jae-in.
With all of these parties coming into negotiations surrounding the DPRK, one question that is important to ask is, what does Pyongyang hope to achieve? The US media often asks the question, yet fails to provide an answer based on what North Korea actually says.
If there is any country on the list of U.S. adversaries about which almost everyone lacks critical understanding, it is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, more commonly known as the DPRK or North Korea. Unlike most countries, North Korea has managed to stay fairly closed to U.S. interference and intelligence-gathering -- whether by