September 27, 2021

De facto peace treaty? Unpacking the inter-Korean military agreement

If the DPRK follows through on their promises, there is potential for Southern tactical advantages

South and North Korean leaders conducted their third summit in Pyongyang with the public goals of improving South-North relations, decreasing military tension, and the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

But one of the most significant events during the summit was an agreement between the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) and the North's Ministry of People's Armed Force.