Thawing Korea's Cold War

Hong Soon-young
May 1999
Foreign Affairs;May/Jun99, Vol. 78 Issue 3, p8
The article discusses the situation of the communist North Korea and the democratic South Korea which is considered thawed. It features the draw which has reached up to half a century related to the Cold War between South and North Korea. It stresses that the nuclear weapons development program of the North posed a serious threat to northeast Asian stability in 1993 and 1994. It emphasizes that the U.S. eliminated the tension and agreed to sign an agreement with North Korea to freeze its nuclear program. It also suggests that the unified Korea should plan to be peaceful, non-nuclear and should limit its arsenal to conventional weaponry, to be able to achieve the process of unification.


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