Tensions between North and South Korea have spiked in recent months as Kim Jong Un, the hereditary ruler of North Korea’s ruling Communist dynasty, continued work on the country’s nuclear weapons program and declared that his government was on a war footing.
Kim’s regime treated the anniversary of the Korean War Cease-Fire as cause for a victory celebration. However, just a few weeks earlier, it sent a message to Washington indicating a willingness to engage in direct talks with the objective of defusing tensions and working to stabilize the Korean Peninsula.
Is there hope for an end to this decades-long conflict — and relief from the financial burdens it has imposed on the United States, as well as both Koreas? Sixty years after overt military conflict ended in the Korean Peninsula, will the Korean War finally come to an end?
We’ll discuss these questions with Christine Ahn, executive director of the Korea Policy Institute and co-founder of the National Campaign to End the Ko
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