Korea: 70 Years On
Asia changed forever on June 25, 1950. The history and legacy of an unresolved conflict that still stokes tensions in the region and across the globe.
in this issue:
Bridges at Panmunjom
– Lt. Col. Sean Morrow
The former commander of the United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area in Korea’s DMZ reflects on the past and present at “the world’s loneliest outpost.”
– Katie Stallard-Blanchette
Kim Il Sung created a powerful fiction to gain power. His family has used it to stay there.
– Soojin Park
Challenges inside and outside South Korea make unification an increasingly vexing question.
– Abraham Denmark and Lucas Myers
China’s view of the Korean War has not changed much since 1953. What ripples does this cause in Asia and across the globe?
– Charles J. Hanley
Ghost Flames tells the story of the Korean War through indelible vignettes from participants.
Korean War: Myths and Misconceptions
– Samuel F. Wells, Jr., Robert S. Litwak, Donggil Kim, and Youngjun Kim
Scholars assess what we still get wrong about the so-called “Forgotten War.”
Korean War: Open Questions
– Gregg Brazinsky, Chen Jian, Sheila Miyoshi Jager, Jiyul Kim, and Michael Devine
Historians examine what we still need to know about the so-called “Forgotten War.”
“May We Unfold the Radiant Fatherland!”
– Yee Rem Kim
How lost writings of North Korean soldiers challenge long-held notions of the war.
– John Strausbaugh
Hollywood didn’t dream up the Korean War’s most vivid U.S. cultural landmark. An irascible conservative doctor did.