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Restoring Dialogue with N. Korea? Analysis with Dr. Go Myong-hyun Updated: 2021-05-12 17:03:24 KST

U.S. Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines is in South Korea after discussing North Korea with her South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Tokyo.
The Biden administration has completed its policy review of North Korea and has reportedly reached out to Pyeongyang at least twice for talks.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Joe Biden is set for their first face-to-face summit in a little over a week where North Korea will most likely be high on the agenda.
Attempts to restore dialogue with North Korea with less than a year left in office for President Moon: Let's talk about it on Reading Between North Korean Lines with Dr. Go Myong-hyun, our senior analyst here on News In-depth.

Dr. Go, great to see you even if it's via Skype.

U.S. has reportedly contacted North Korea to explain the Biden administration's new North Korea policy and the North has responded that the proposal is "well received". South Korea's unification ministry declined to verify the news but said it positively views all opportunities that could lead to dialogue between the two sides. Do you think this could be a starting point of Pyeongyang-Washington dialogue? Would North Korea accept the offer for talks?

One of the key points garnering attention is what kind of incentive Washington will offer to bring Pyeongyang back to the negotiating table. While some say the Biden administration may suggest step-by-step lifting of North Korea sanctions, what are your thoughts?

CNN reported that the Biden administration is open to sharing covid vaccines and other humanitarian aid with North Korea to help its fight against the pandemic citing government sources. How much would this friendly gesture help in facilitating Pyeongyang-Washington talks?

Intelligence chiefs of S. Korea, U.S. and Japan held talks in Tokyo today sitting down together for the first time since Biden took office. Hopes were high that NIS chief Park Ji-won, with his profound knowledge in North Korea, would show high negotiating skills. What are some remaining sticking points between S. Korea and the U.S. on their North Korea policies, and do you think Park and U.S. Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines were able to iron out remaining differences ahead of the Seoul-Washington summit?

Avril Haines landed in S. Korea this afternoon for her two-day trip which includes a courtesy call to the presidential office and a visit to the DMZ. What significance does her visit hold?

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