September 27, 2021

Why, despite improving inter-Korean ties, unification remains as tricky as ever

Elites on both sides know that a confederation-style agreement would be political suicide

Examining modern Korean political discourse, it’s difficult to find a word which has the positive connotations of “unification."

All political forces in both Koreas never tire of professing their commitment to the great cause of "national unification," and of accusing their opponents of lacking sufficient commitment to this lofty goal.