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Is South Korea’s Strategic Gambit Beginning to Pay Early Dividends?

Seoul has chosen to change the international dynamics surrounding North Korea’s nuclear program, and may be beginning to see early dividends in its shift in policy.

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Relations between North and South Korea Hit Rock Bottom

Make no mistake, South Korea’s shuttering of the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC) which it had operated just across the border in North Korea since 2004 is a big deal.

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January 2016: An Even Tougher Start for Inter-Korean Relations

The new year did not start off well for inter-Korean relations.

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10 Issues to Watch for on Korean Peninsula in 2016

In the aftermath of North Korea’s nuclear test, 2016 has already begun with a new crisis on the Korean peninsula.

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December 2015: Ending the Year on Two Down Notes in Inter-Korean Relations

A good stretch of optimism in inter-Korean relations ended in December, even before tensions rose in early January 2016 with North Korea’s fourth nuclear test.

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A Look Back at the Korean Peninsula in 2015

As we look back at the events that helped to shape the Korean peninsula in 2015, it is also an opportunity to review the events we highlighted on The Peninsula in our annual 10 Issues to Watch For on The Korean Peninsula in 2015 blog and the key events that we did not predict.

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The Irish Peace Process: Insights and Differences

In discussions of Korea’s possible reunification, observers often cite the German unification and integration process – but what about Ireland?

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November 2015: Bookended by Military Operations, Talks Move Forward in Inter-Korean Relations

In November, both Koreas continued to demonstrate a willingness for inter-Korean contact while also maintaining a commitment to improve security. Military actions over the past few months have not scuttled opportunities for dialogue. Inter-Korean talks in November led to scheduling talks set for December 11 at the vice minister level.

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Getting the Timing Right for an Inter-Korean Summit

As recent events between China and Taiwan demonstrate, the conditions and circumstances of a meeting matter as much as the substance.

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October 2015: Building from Family Reunions While Tensions Remain in Inter-Korean Relations

With North Korea celebrating the anniversary of its Workers Party on October 10, there was also some initial concern that the event would be marked by a missile launch or nuclear test, which would damage the possibility of the family reunions scheduled for later in the month. No missile or nuclear test occurred, and both the parade for the anniversary and the family reunions took place.

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