With the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, his youngest son, Kim Jong-un could assume the leadership role or a collective government could be formed to act on his behalf. Richard Bush, who directs the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies says either way, the best course of action for the U.S. and its allies is to be on guard while hoping for the best outcome.
[On the possibility of ongoing secret negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea] I am always wondering if my chain is being yanked. It could also mean Kim is trying to undermine Moon, who positions himself as a broker between the U.S. and North Korea. These two potential explanations are not mutually exclusive.