Donald Kirk is a journalist and the author of several books about Asian affairs, including Korea Betrayed: Kim Dae Jung and Sunshine (2009); Okinawa and Jeju: Bases of Discontent (2013); Kim Dae Jung and the Quest for the Nobel (with Kim Kisam, 2016)

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BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND

Balloon-borne messages sent north by defectors enrage Kim, upset South Korea’s president—and threaten Trump’s hopes for an 11th-hour summit to help his re-election.

‘BRAZEN AND PREPOSTEROUS’

As North Korean troops occupy in force sites that were supposed to represent peace and reconciliation, it’s Kim Yo Jong who’s leading the rhetorical charge.