The last time we visited the Korean Peninsula, South Korean officials firmly stated that they want the U.S. and China to declare a formal end to the Korean War, and the two Koreas seem to be moving forward on a peace-first approach.
I have been watching events on the Korean Peninsula since the conclusion of the Singapore Summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, trying to determine what the eventual outcome of that meeting would be.
I have come to the conclusion that the two Koreas are like the children in a messy divorce, and are tired of being pawns in a larger political drama between the two "parents". In part, that assessment comes from statements from South Korean officials that they want the U.S. and China to declare a formal end to the Korean War.
A week after the Peace Summit in Singapore concluded, with President Donald Trump and North Korea's Chairman Kim Jong Un signing a historic agreement to work toward de-nuclearization of the Korean peninsula, a scan of Asian news outlets show that the two Koreas are moving toward forming a closer and friendlier relationship.