Anthony Spaeth

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A South Korean soldier passing TV images of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Seoul, South Korea, on March 9, 2018. Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

When drinking in Korea, things turn perilous on the cry of “One shot!” It’s a call made in English that means “Bottoms up!” Everyone in the group has to dispatch their drinks in one fell swoop. No one gets a pass. Rarely does the cry come but once.

En route to meet US President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., last June, the newly elected South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, told reporters on the presidential plane that he favored a “one-shot” approach to the North Korean nuclear problem—something dramatic, overarching, and beyond the careful and not very successful diplomacy of the past.…  Seguir leyendo »

Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters. News of North Korea’s ICBM test on a television screen at a railway station, Seoul, July 4, 2017

On July 4, North Korea tested a rocket that flew farther than any it has ever launched. But in South Korea, the stock market fell only half a percent—and rebounded the next day to a few points below its historic high. The following day, the biggest news in the country was the betrothal of a popular television actress and actor.

True, Tuesday’s missile test was Pyongyang’s twelfth this year—intended to attract the attention of the new administration of US President Donald Trump—and it’s hard to sustain a sense of mass panic in any country about something that happens every couple of weeks.…  Seguir leyendo »