The article discusses the growing divide in South Korea over the country’s North Korea policy. Former President Moon Jae-in warned against scrapping the inter-Korean military agreement, while the current administration, led by President Yoon Suk Yeol, has a hardline policy on North Korea. South Korea’s progressives argue for continued engagement with North Korea to alter its behavior, while conservatives believe excessive aid would only fuel its nuclear ambitions. The article highlights North Korea’s escalating nuclear threats and its strengthening ties with Russia’s Vladimir Putin as factors complicating the situation. The lack of a unified stance could hinder a coherent long-term strategy with allies like the United States.