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What lies ahead for the Korean Peninsula?

Rüdiger Frank

In 2017, the Korean Peninsula seemed to be on the brink of war. The risk of disastrous human and economic consequences was high, not just for North and South Korea, but for their neighbours China and Japan, and for all related countries and companies.
In 2018, this situation changed dramatically. The threat has diminished and even promises to become an opportunity. It is now up to the international community to maintain that positive momentum, to prevent a return to the unstable status quo ante and to explore options for generating joint benefits from a peaceful and open Korean peninsula.

Department of East Asian Studies
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Austrian Fields of Science 2012
502027 Political economy, 502018 Macroeconomics
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