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Is this Moonshine or Chimera?

RUSSIA, China, the United States and North Korea are all key players in South Korean President Moon's grand plan to "connect" a newly-burgeoning economic region of Northeast Asia, a "community of peace and prosperity". Again, the key is Pyongyang. Can it be counted on as a consistent, willing partner? Or will its traditional recalcitrance to 'reform' again dash all hopes . . .

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SEOUL — Since the meltdown of their already highly-tarnished international standing, Kim Jong-eun and his advisors have been undertaking measures to normalise the DPRK's international position and to give the appearance, if not the reality, that North Korea is modernising under the wise leadership of its young Marshal.