Rising tensions on the peninsula, combined with the slow-yet-sure expansion of the North’s nuclear capabilities risk a return to the war that has been on hold for over 60 years.
The closing of the Kaesong Industrial Complex marks what could be a hardline shift in South Korea’s policy toward its northern neighbor.
Regime survival is what drives North Korea’s seemingly irrational behavior – and the rest of the world would do well to take notice.
As South Korea draws closer to accepting the American-built THAAD missile defense system, China, Russia, and particularly North Korea remain on high alert.
South Korea’s Sunshine Policy was supposed to make way for increased cooperation with the North. It largely failed.