South Korean sentry at Demilitarized Zone, May 2005. Wikimedia Commons

Korea Herald-Oct 17

Despite the ups and downs, it is good the Korean peace process has abated fears of war on the peninsula and brightened prospects for resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis peacefully. But this should not create an illusion that permanent peace is at hand. It is true that following the hectic summitry involving leaders of the two Koreas and the US, few now talk of the situation reverting to that of last year when the North and US exchanged verbal threats of war over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile provocations. But we must guard against overblown optimism.

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