How fast they can return to the negotiating table could depend on how far their mutual friend, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, can push the envelope without hurting his country's security alliance with the US.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 13, 2019, with the headline 'Analysts say Moon has crucial role in bringing US, N. Korea back to talks'. Print Edition | Subscribe
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