Parallel Deal with North Korea? Lessons from Ukraine

On April 27, 2018, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed the “Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula”[1]. The two leaders, according to the declaration, acknowledged their “joint efforts to alleviate the acute military tension and practically eliminate the danger of war on the Korean Peninsula”. In fact, the declaration itself reflected North Korea’s long-standing claim: that Pyongyang would not have nuclear motivation any longer if the acute military tension on the Korean Peninsula is eased and North Korea’s security is assured by great powers, notably the United States. Since then, international audiences

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