Kim Jung-un seems to be reverting back to his grandfathers policies toward ROK.
he could possibly be seeking reunification, on his terms however
this is the reason for the peace proposal, and subsequent meetings between the north and south
any and all negotiations between the us and north however should involve ROK
if possible six party talks should be temporarily disbanded in favor of three way talks between the DPRK and U.S. and ROK
Kim would not reach out if he didn’t think that he had a strong authoritative grip on his consolidated control of the country
In 1973 it was observed that the DPRK was always asking the ROK for a peace treaty with the impression being given to the world that the ROK was despondent and not open to any sort of peace treaty with the DPRK.
this seems to be the tact that Kim Jung-un is taking with his recent exhortations toward peace with the ROK.
This is a tactic that must be countered by the west and its allies lest we be seen as favoring no solution on the Korean peninsula.
Park has taken plaintive steps towards the DPRK… what are the two sides saying to one another
If the DPRK is genuine in its entreaties then it is encouraged that we should perhaps counter their peace offer with some measure of deal-making
however their DPRK trips itself up with its long record of double dealing and treachery… if only it could be proven by Kim that he is sincere
During a conversation that Park and Kinssinger had in 1973 at the blue house it was agreed that the approach that park wanted to approach recent north korean peace entreaties with was a good idea
his approach was a non-agression pact and recognition by both sides that there should be a recognition of the boundaries between the two countries.
also the recognition of ROK by USSR and PRC was sought as well
this to me seems to be the direction that current negotiations should take.
A proposal of a non-agression pact and a joint declaration by both countries that the border between the two is valid and should not be undermined by any means necessary.