This report explores the historical background of the disunity of the Korean peninsula, proposes alternatives to the failing policies of the US and its allies, as well as discussing the advantages and disadvantages of a possible Korean unification.

Onur Kanan 8 August 2018

Since the 38th parallel became a border between South and North Korea, both countries have followed distinctively different paths. South Korea has become a part of the global community, while the North has followed an isolationist policy. More recently, North Korea has developed a nuclear programme, which is increasingly becoming a threat to the security of the region and the world. The international community has put restrictions and imposed sanctions on North Korea in order to deter it from continuing to develop its nuclear program. Despite the restrictions, we observe that almost all negotiations and sanctions have failed to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear arsenal. This report explores the historical background of the disunity of the Korean peninsula, proposes alternatives to the failing policies of the US and its allies, as well as discussing the advantages and disadvantages of a possible Korean unification.

 

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