Seeking Peace on the Korean Peninsula​

Korea Policy Institute Reader

2020 

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 CONTINUING KOREAN WAR 

02

LITERATURE OF MEMORY STRUGGLE 

Hyun Ki-young | April 3, 2020

12

EXCAVATING THE HIDDEN TRUTHS OF THE KOREAN WAR

The Korea Policy Institute Interview with physical anthropologist Park Sun-joo | April 5, 2020

21

THE KOREAN WAR AT 60-NOW 70: NO EXIT 

Bruce Cumings | June 25, 2020

24

THE UNC’S TIME IS UP: DMZ JURISDICTION SHOULD BE TRANSFERRED TO S. KOREA 

Lee Jang-hie | May 24, 2020

27

SEA OF TEARS: THE TRAGEDY OF FAMILIES SPLIT BY THE KOREAN WAR 

Simone Chun | August 22, 2018

THE COSTS OF U.S. SANCTIONS ON NORTH KOREA 

30

MORE US PRESSURE ON NORTH KOREA IS NOT THE PATH TO DENUCLEARIZATION 

Christine Ahn | May 23, 2019

35

THE HUMAN COSTS AND GENDERED IMPACT OF SANCTIONS ON NORTH KOREA, EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Korea Peace Now! | November 23, 2019

37

“FIRST DO NO HARM”: THE IMPACT OF SANCTIONS ON PUBLIC HEALTH IN NORTH KOREA 

Haeyoung Kim interview with Dr. Kee B. Park | January 15, 2020

50

TRUMP’S BROAD-BASED SANCTIONS FAILED IN IRAN AND WILL FAIL IN NORTH KOREA 

Hyun Lee | January 20, 2020

TRUMP'S NORTH KOREA LEGACY: FAILED U.S.-DPRK SUMMITS

55

REAL DENUCLEARIZATION AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LASTING PEACE ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA ARE UP TO US

Korea Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union | June 14, 2018

57

RIP TO THE LIBERAL ORDER: AMERICAN MOURNING AFTER THE US-NORTH KOREA JUNE SUMMIT 

Suzy Kim |August 19, 2018

60

WHY ARE DEMOCRATS TRYING TO TORPEDO THE KOREA PEACE TALKS? 

Tim Shorrock | March 4, 2019

66

TRUMP JUST WALKED AWAY FROM THE BEST NORTH KOREA DEAL HE’LL EVER GET 

Jeffrey Lewis | March 9, 2019

69

THE LIMITS TO NORTH KOREA’S PATIENCE 

Paul Liem | March 4, 2019

75

TIME FOR A PEOPLE’S POLICY TOWARD KOREA

HOW REAL IS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S NEW FLEXIBILITY WITH NORTH KOREA? 

Gregory Elich | July 13, 2019

79

MOST DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE ATTACKING TRUMP’S KOREA POLICY—FROM THE RIGHT 

Tim Shorrock | July 29, 2019

84

DEMOCRATS MUST STOP DISMISSING DIPLOMACY WITH NORTH KOREA

Minju Bae and Ju-Hyun Park | September 21, 2019

87

NORTH KOREA ISSUE IS NOT DE-NUCLEARIZATION BUT DE-COLONIZATION 

Ajamu Baraka | September 30, 2018

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