[Articles] John Bolton’s Great Power Politics and Transitional-Period Autonomy in Inter-Korean Relationship / Lee Jungchul

The Quarterly Changbi 189, Autumn 2020

 

Abstract

Lee Jungchul analyzes where the Korean peninsula peace process stands now, while carefully retracing its recent development from the “No-Deal” outcome of the Hanoi Summit to the recent state of affairs in and around the peninsula. It is particularly engaging how he solves riddles that have puzzled us in the process, by applying newly revealed, behind-the-scenes workings glimpsed in the memoir by John Bolton. Referring to the July 10 statement by Kim Yo Jong, which suggests the possibility of a meeting a level below the summit, he forcefully argues for the necessity of creating a new momentum in inter-Korean relations pursuing transitional-period autonomy in the middle of great power politics.