Episode
May 29, 2018

Nearly 70 years on, what will it take to end the Korean War?

The Stream looks at how the legacy of war influences US-Korea relations today.
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For some Americans, the Korean War is considered a "forgotten" conflict. For North Korea, the three years of fighting that killed more than 2 million between 1950 and 1953 remains a constant reminder for vigilance against what Pyongyang sees as US imperialist aggression. Heavy fighting in the Korean War ended in a 1953 armistice agreement, but not a peace treaty. 

More than six decades since the armistice, the historic inter-Korean summit held last month at Panmunjom resulted in another pledge between North and South Korean leaders to officially end the Korean War by the close of this year. 

In this episode, we'll look at the history of the Korean War and the current prospects for ending it. How does the legacy of war shape US-Korea and regional relations today? Join the conversation at 1930GMT.

On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Mintaro Oba @MintaroOba
Fmr. State Department Official

Christine Hong
Professor, University of California

Christine Ahn @christineahn
Founder, Women Cross DMZ
www.womencrossdmz.org

Read more: 

Korean war, a ‘forgotten’ conflict that shaped the modern world - New York Times
Why they hate us - Jacobin

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