December 13, 2019

Party like it’s 1998: how South Korean tourism to Mount Kumgang got started
The story of how South Korea's leading dissident and a chaebol tycoon launched the historic inter-Korean project
Why does Mount Kumgang matter? And why is a lapsed tourism project, once the emblem par excellence of inter-Korean cooperation, now a source of strife between the two Koreas?This article is the third – or perhaps 2.5th – in a series. You might want to read the other two before this one, if you haven’t already done so, for a better sense of the overall picture.We began with an