February 25, 2024
Expert Surveys

Reunification in our lifetimes? The future of the Korean peninsula

Short-term, long-term, peaceful or not: Korean Peninsula observers consider reunification by absorption likely, complete ‘de-Kimization’

Experts aren’t expecting a reunification scenario on the Korean Peninsula any time soon, but when it does it won’t be peaceful.

A panel of long-time observers of inter-Korean relations told NK News they do not foresee a means by which the two Koreas will arrive at a mutually agreed upon solution for a unified Korean state. With relations between Seoul and Pyongyang stagnant – and the experts put some share of blame on both governments – they see few signs of the federation both Koreas claim to want pre-unity.