The confrontation on the Korean Peninsula has an almost fossil-like quality. North Korea, in particular, has driven the peninsula into a calcified rut so deep that all perspective has been lost. Initiatives to shift the stalemate have tended to become smaller and narrower, and easily overwhelmed by the deeply embedded instincts to preserve the status quo.
PacNet #21 — The Cold War on the Korean Peninsula: Finding the Off Button
March 18, 2014