The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. north korea flags shutterstock 1034216122

    South Korean Man Defects to North Korea

    Authorities in South Korea say they’re looking into the unusual recent defection of Choe In-guk, confirmed yesterday by Seoul’s Ministry of Unification. The 73-year-old, who’d visited North Korea 12 times since 2001, appears to be following in the footsteps of his parents: His father, Choe Tok-sin, served as South Korea’s foreign minister in the early 1960s before emigrating to the North with his wife in 1986.

    How will this affect cross-border relations? Though Choe said he intends to work for reunification, his defection is unlikely to have much impact, since he’s not a political or public figure.

This story is part of The Presidential Daily Brief

view full edition