[Feature] For a New Spring on the Korean Peninsula: Reflections on the Inter-Korean Relationship and Its Solutions / Kim Yeon-chul

The Quarterly Changbi 191, Spring 2021

 

Abstract

Diagnosing the “centrifugal forces” driving inter-Korean relationships into a stalemate, former Minister of Unification Kim Yeon-chul’s article gives us an overview of the current and future state of inter-Korean relationships. It empirically discusses what role South Korea can play amidst different variables, such as a newly formed US-China competition structure, North Korea’s strategy of regeneration based on self-effort, and the dilemma faced between sanctions and security. His specialist judgments and proposals concerning three tasks essential to a blueprint for the peace process on the Korean peninsula will play the role of a critical reference point in forecasting inter-Korean relationships.