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What Does Agreement ‘in Principle’ on an End-of-War Declaration Mean?
December 15, 2021

What Does Agreement ‘in Principle’ on an End-of-War Declaration Mean?

By Mitch Shin
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the U.S., China, and North Korea have agreed to officially end the Korean War “in principle,” but can he initiate the proposal?

What Would an End-of-War Declaration for the Korean Peninsula Actually Mean?
December 03, 2021

What Would an End-of-War Declaration for the Korean Peninsula Actually Mean?

By Sukjoon Yoon
Several countries will be impacted by an end-of-war declaration, and the extent of the impact is poorly understood – but likely to be quite limited.
Moon’s Inter-Korea Peace Process Deadlocked in China-US Tensions
November 23, 2021

Moon’s Inter-Korea Peace Process Deadlocked in China-US Tensions

By Mitch Shin
U.S. President Joe Biden has opened the possibility of a diplomatic boycott for the Beijing Winter Olympics, potentially killing the final hope the Moon administration had to see productive results.

South Korea Expects to Make Big Announcement on ‘End-of-War’ Declaration
November 16, 2021

South Korea Expects to Make Big Announcement on ‘End-of-War’ Declaration

By Mitch Shin
South Korea and the U.S. have shown different views on the timing and sequence of an end-of-war declaration, but Seoul implies that significant progress has been made.

In Europe, President Moon Sought Support for Inter-Korea Peace Process
November 11, 2021

In Europe, President Moon Sought Support for Inter-Korea Peace Process

By Mitch Shin
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in reaffirmed allies’ cooperation on the North Korea issue on the sidelines of the G-20 and U.N. climate summits.

How China-US Competition Factors Into Moon’s Final Inter-Korea Push
October 29, 2021

How China-US Competition Factors Into Moon’s Final Inter-Korea Push

By Sukjoon Yoon
Major interconnected shifts are underway on the Korean Peninsula, from a looming end-of-war declaration to South Korea’s involvement in the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy.

Can Moon’s Final Attempt to End the Korean War Work? 
October 27, 2021

Can Moon’s Final Attempt to End the Korean War Work? 

By Mitch Shin
South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for an end-of-war declaration in his U.N. address, but the other countries involved have different goals. 
North Korea Reiterates Preconditions for Inter-Korean Thaw
September 27, 2021

North Korea Reiterates Preconditions for Inter-Korean Thaw

By Mitch Shin
Kim Yo Jong welcomed Moon’s outreach in his U.N. speech, but made clear that Seoul will have to end its “hostile policies” first.

At UN, Moon Again Calls for Declaration to End the Korean War
September 23, 2021

At UN, Moon Again Calls for Declaration to End the Korean War

By Mitch Shin
Moon wants to lead cooperation among neighboring countries to tackle Korean Peninsula issues, but there is little interest from the other parties.

Kim Joon-hyung on How Seoul Can Lead Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula 
August 10, 2021

Kim Joon-hyung on How Seoul Can Lead Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula 

By Mitch Shin
The Diplomat’s Mitch Shin interviews Dr. Kim Joon-hyung, chancellor of Korea National Diplomatic Academy, on the Korean peace process.

Moon Jae-in’s Stalled Odyssey to Peace in Korea
July 28, 2021

Moon Jae-in’s Stalled Odyssey to Peace in Korea

By Chung-in Moon
President Moon’s Korea Peace Initiative has faced mixed results and daunting challenges, but there are no better options.
North, South Korea Agree to Reopen Communication Channels
July 27, 2021

North, South Korea Agree to Reopen Communication Channels

By Mitch Shin
With only eight months left in President Moon’s term, the two Koreas surprisingly agreed to restore channels and improve ties.

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