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The Future of the Korean Peninsula

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The two Koreas have never seemed further apart. The election of a conservative president in South Korea and the growing isolation of North Korea because of COVID and continuing sanctions seem to make peace and reunification even less likely in the short term. At the geopolitical level, the war in Ukraine and increased U.S.-China tensions have widened divisions on the Korean peninsula. And there appears to be little progress on the diplomatic front between the United States and North Korea. However, other trends point to possible cooperation across the Cold War divide — not only on the Korean peninsula but in the region as a whole.

Speaker hosted by Massachusetts Peace Action, is John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. He is the author, of Aftershock: A Journey into Eastern Europe’s Broken Dreams (Zed Books), the dystopian novel Splinterlands (Dispatch Books) and its soon-to-be-released sequel Frostlands, and of North Korea/South Korea: U.S. Policy at a Time of Crisis and other books. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, USAToday, Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, and many other publications.

Sponsored by the New England Korea Peace Campaign and Massachusetts Peace Action

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Details

Date:
September 12
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://masspeaceaction.org/event/the-future-of-the-korean-peninsula-current-conflict-future-peace/

Venue

Online Zoom Event