US Policy and Korea 

Korea Policy Institute Reader

2018

The Korea Policy Institute readers are valuable resources for classrooms, study groups, and individuals seeking critical context to the unfolding situation on the Korean peninsula. These compilations feature articles from leading analysts, journalists, and scholars in the United States, Asia, and the Pacific.

CONTENTS

THE UNENDING KOREAN WAR

02

BEYOND THE NUMBERS: THE BRUTALITY OF THE KOREAN WAR

Ji-Yeon Yuh | September 24, 2015

08

KOREAN AMERICANS ARE RECLAIMING THEIR HISTORY THROUGH CULTURE Ramsey Liem and Christine Hong | October 30, 2015

15

A MURDEROUS HISTORY OF KOREA

Bruce Cumings | May 12, 2017

20

THE WAR THAT AMERICA FORGOT

Charles Hanley | February 23, 2018

US FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS NORTH KOREA

25

THE NEED FOR A NEW US FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS NORTH KOREA Martin Hart-Landsberg | June 4, 2017

30

TRUMP’S WAR ON THE NORTH KOREAN PEOPLE

Gregory Elich | September 20, 2017

38

DIPLOMACY WITH NORTH KOREA HAS WORKED BEFORE AND CAN WORK AGAIN

Tim Shorrock | September 25, 2017

50

SOUTH KOREA, STRAYING OFF THE LEASH?

Ramsay Liem | February 10, 2018

SOUTH KOREA: THE DEMOCRATIC STRUGGLE

57

UNION LED POPULAR PROTESTS PUSH TO OUST SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT

Hyun Lee and Gregor Elich | December 8, 2015

62

THE US MILITARY’S TOXIC LEGACY IN KOREA

Gregory Elich | September 12, 2016

72

A CANDLELIGHT REVOLUTION

International Strategy Center | January 2017

76

HONORING THE CANDLELIGHT REVOLUTION IN A TIME OF LOOMING WAR IN KOREA

Jang Jinsook | September 17, 2017

85

THE GWANGJU UPRISING AND NORTH KOREA: WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM DECLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS

Tim Shorrock | October 10, 2017

VOICES FOR PEACE

101

ALCHEMY ON JEJU ISLAND

Koohan Paik | December 2013

106

OPINION: CONTINUING THE CENTENNIAL WORK OF WOMEN AND CITIZEN DIPLOMACY IN KOREA

Christine Ahn | May 4, 2015

110

IN GUAM, THE GRAVEST THREAT ISN’T NORTH KOREA - IT’S THE UNITED STATES

Leilani Ganswer | August 13, 2017

113

THE URGENCY OF KOREAN SOLIDARITY: INTERVIEW WITH JUYEON RHEE, TASKFORCE TO STOP THAAD IN KOREA

Paul Liem | August 23, 2017

A HOPEFUL START TO AN ERA OF PEACE

123

PANMUNJEOM DECLARATION FOR PEACE, PROSPERITY AND UNIFICATION OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA

April 27, 2018

127

KOREAN PUBLIC SERVICE & TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION HAILS PANMUNJEOM DECLARATION

April 27, 2018

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