While the headlines are currently all about nuclear weapons, economics is indispensable to understanding what is behind Mr Kim Jong Un's conciliatory attitude towards the United States and South Korea.
Economics is not just a key driver of the North Korean dictator's charm offensive towards his old enemies. Equally, economics is motivating South Korean President Moon Jae In to keep brokering a deal with Mr Kim.
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