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Kim Jong-un's cave

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By Lee Seong-hyon

Existential philosophy teaches that human beings are all caveman. We see the world through our lens, sitting in a cave. Kim Jong-un must be no exception.

After the collapse of the Hanoi summit, Kim retreated to his cave and had a long reflection: What had gone wrong? It's his known habit. When he was studying in Switzerland in his teens, he used to hold review sessions with his basketball buddies, after losing a game.

Since Kim's "nuclear button" match with Trump to this year's Hanoi summit that spectacularly collapsed, there has been one fundamental key question that has not been answered: Whether or not North Korea will denuclearize?

There is only one person in the world who knows the answer: Kim himself. And Kim has to wrestle with this question in his cave, based on his perception of the world.

To be fair to Kim, he has reportedly made numerous expressions of such intent to world leaders such as Moon Jae-in, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump. When he was asked by a reporter during the Hanoi summit whether he was serious about denuclearization, Kim also said publicly: "I........

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