Korean War Legacy Project

The Diplomat: Engagement Is a Virtue, Especially on the Korean Peninsula


An article by Song Young Gil in The Diplomat, dated November 14, 2020, asserts that “[t]he incoming Biden administration has plenty to handle, but it should not forget the Korean Peninsula”:

There was no “October surprise” this election cycle for the U.S. and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) — there wasn’t even one domestically in the United States. Despite what some had hoped, Vice Director Kim Yo Jong — Kim Jong Un’s sister — didn’t travel to D.C. to receive a DVD containing footage of the U.S. Independence Day celebration. During the 2020 U.S. presidential election, the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula remained a low priority as both Republicans and Democrats focused on domestic politics.

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