MAKING SENSE OF THE RUMBLINGS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA

The sparks that had defined the previous weeks promptly fizzled out. Two and a half years of relative tranquility on the Korean Peninsula was shattered in the month of June 2020. It began on the night of May 31, when South Korea-based North Korean defector groups floated balloons with anti-North Korean messages across the border. […]

BRING A LONG SPOON: THE KOREAN DEAL

Reduced to its raw essence, foreign policy is still about the calculation of power. No more euphemisms. Blunt words backed by blunt power have to be the order of business from now until a real deal is reached. Historic, undoubtedly. Historical, undetermined. The April 27, 2018 summit between South Korean President Moon Jae In and North Korean […]