South Korean legislative elections: potential impacts on inter-Korean relations
The ruling party's sweeping victory this week stands to have little impact on relations with the North
There is an eagerness outside Korea to ask what the April 15 legislative election results will mean for inter-Korean policy.
It is an understandable impulse. Since the jarring failure of the second U.S.-DPRK summit held in Hanoi in February 2019, inter-Korean relations have been in a holding pattern, unable to progress without movement on North Korea’s demands of Washington.
Among those who were wowed by the shifting inter-Korean atmosphere during and after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018, the desire for a fresh breakthrough is palpable.
However, while the North Korea engagement vs
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