Korean War II: What the Joint Statements tell us about Pyongyang’s strategy

    Korean War II: What the Joint Statements tell us about Pyongyang’s strategy
    “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” George Orwell On June 15, 2000, Kim Dae-jung and Kim Jong-il signed a joint statement agreeing to seek “independent” reunification and an inter-Korean coalition government. It was not the first joint statement between North and South. This relatively modest one from 1972 calls for “both parties [to] promote national unity as a united people over any differences of our ideological and political systems.” In retrospect, this was a rhetorical victory for Pyongyang. So was the statement that “reunification must be achieved with no reliance ... read more
    Source: Free KoreaPublished on 2017-12-04By Joshua