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Multiple crises loom large

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Time to restore diplomacy to tackle thorny issues

South Korea appears to face mounting risks from all fronts as the latest developments involving North Korea, the U.S. and Japan show. The geopolitical situation on the peninsula raises concerns about soured inter-Korean ties. It makes skepticism grow over Seoul's role in broking denuclearization talks between Pyongyang and Washington. The ongoing trade dispute with Japan also poses a serious challenge to the Moon Jae-in administration.

Such developments remind us that misfortunes never arrive alone. President Moon is now faced with multiple crises arising from diplomacy, security and economy. It is rare to see the country confront so many grave issues at the same time. That's why the Moon government should feel the sense of crisis and........

© The Korea Times