The contemporary political history of Korea as a whole

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Korean reunification moves closer
South News, 19 December 1997. The election of opposition leader Kim Dae-jung on Friday brings reduced tensions on the world's last cold war frontier and puts reunificatrion of the divided Korean peninsula on the agenda.
By Tim Shorrock, Foreign Policy In Focus, February 1998. With South Korea facing serious economic problems and North Korea nearing political collapse, the Korean peninsula is entering a period of turbulence and change. A paper aimed to support constructive U.S. intervention.
Washington Is Source Of Conflict In Korea
By Maurice Williams, Militant, 23 March 1998. The government of north Korea proposed in February to enter direct discussions with political groups and organizations in south Korea to advance the aim of reunifying the peninsula. Talks to discuss formally ending the 1950–53 U.S. war against Korea are scheduled for March in Geneva, that will include Pyongyang, Seoul, Beijing, and Washington. Washington remains the real obstacle to peace and reunification in Korea.
What's behind collapse of Korea talks?
By John Catalinotto, Workers' World, 9 April 1998. The talks collapsed in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 21. They were aimed at finally reaching a peace treaty to end the 1950'53 war on the Korean peninsula. The DPRK, the U.S., south Korea and China were participating in the talks. The presence of foreign occupation troops is the main issue dividing Korea.
North Korea Threatens to End Talks, Test Missile
By Doug Stuck, Washington Post, 10 August 1999. North Korea said it may pull out of talks with South Korea and again vowed to test-launch a missile, even as Japan strengthened its warnings to North Korea not to fire another rocket over Japanese territory. Because of pressure from the U.S. the next war may break out on the Korean peninsula. North Korea may be bluffing in order to get food and other economic assistance.
Koreas To Reopen Border Liaisons
Working, 31 July 2000. Taking a big step toward reconciliation, North and South Korea agreed Monday to reopen border liaison offices and reconnect a major rail line across their heavily armed border.
S. Korean Labor Leaders Go to North
By Kyong-Hwa Seok, AP, Monday 11 December 2000. South Korea's unification minister flew to North Korea for high-level talks. Four days meeting the fourth round of talks since September. Previous talks were held alternately in the two Korean capitals, Seoul and Pyongyang.
Kim gets ‘realistic’ on North after US visit
The Straits Times, Tuesday 13 March 2001. Faced with Washington's hard line on the communist state, the South Korean leader president alters his approach to Pyongyang, departing from flexible reciprocity in the face of the firmer US stance on Pyongyang.
South Korean radical students stage anti-US protests
AFP, Sunday 3 June 2001. Thousands of South Korean radical students staged anti-US protests Sunday, accusing the administration of President Bush of heightening tension on the Korean peninsula. They urged the U.S. revise the hardline and hawkish stance toward North Korea.
South Denies It Sent Warships Into N. Korea Waters
By Martin Nesirky, Reuters, 7 July 2002. South Korea denied a North Korean report saying Seoul had tried to stoke tensions by infiltrating two warships into the North's territorial waters. The North Korean navy said the South had sent the vessels across the disputed maritime border off the North Korean coast not far from where the two navies battled on June 29 in the worst such clash in three years.
After summit, Koreas get down to work
By Felix Soh, The Straits Times, 17 July 2000. After the burst of euphoria, North and South Korea have buckled down to hard work to implement follow-up action to the historic summit last month between their two leaders.
Koreas Open High-Level Nuke Talks
By Paul Shin, AP, Washington Post, Sunday 20 October 2002. South Korea presented its demand Sunday that the North abandon its nuclear weapons program, but was met with silence. Meeting the first official venue for South Korea to raise the issue since Washington said North Korea admitted having a nuclear weapons program in violation of a 1994 agreement the two countries signed in Geneva.