December 01, 2023

Fragile peace: the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement

65 years on, a temporary agreement has become the new normal

The Armistice, signed on July 27, 1953, ended the bloodiest war in Korean history. This agreement defined the inter-Korean border and became the cornerstone for all relations between the North and the South.

As Seoul and Pyongyang promised to replace this agreement with a new peace treaty in April, it seems fitting, on the 65th anniversary of its signing, to take a look at its history.