North Korea


North and South Korea’s Joint Landmine Clearing Project

On October 1st North and South Korean troops started demining their shared, heavily fortified border. Reuters reported that Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in agreed to coordinate this joint demining project in the Joint Security Area (JSA) during a summit in September. This diplomatic milestone follows weeks of deadlocked negotiations […]


Joint Declaration Between Koreas Revives Denuclearization And Peace Talks

During the three-day bilateral summit in Pyongyang, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in issued a joint statement at a media conference (18th Sept) on the September Pyongyang Joint Declaration, an agreement to improve inter-Korean relations. As reported byVox News, the agreement addresses three areas – […]


Korean Joint Liaison Office Opens On The Eve Of Summit Between President Moon And Kim Jong-un

Just days ahead of the third meeting of their leaders this year, North and South Korea have opened a joint liaison office. The office, which is located in the North Korean border town of Kaesong, is the first of its kind. Since the two Koreas separated post-World War II, the […]


U.S. Sends Mixed Messages On The Future Of Military Exercises In The Korean Peninsula

The stability of the Korean Peninsula was questioned this week as the United States government made conflicting statements on the future of joint military training exercises in the area. On Tuesday, August 28th, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Pentagon reporters, “We have no plans at this time to suspend […]


65 Years On: The Human Impact Of The Korean War

After 65 years, families separated by the 1950-1953 Korean War were reunited for just four days in state-arranged reunions in the heavily controlled North Korea. Fewer than 100 elderly applicants from each country were chosen to meet long-lost relatives for the first time in over half a century. Just 21 […]