2018 was an historic year for the Korean Peninsula, but what lies ahead?
In 2017, North Korea seemed to be on the brink of war. Now, the threat has diminished and even promises to become an opportunity.
The Korean Peninsula contains one of the most significant geopolitical challenges in the world today. A positive outcome could see dramatic life improvements for millions of North Koreans as the country opens up, connects to South Korea and the rest of the world, and allows freedom and commerce to drive prosperity. Over the past 18 months, key leaders have committed to making progress on peace, pushing denuclearisation, and exploring economic re-engagement. The Global Future Council on the Korean Peninsula investigates how to contribute to the diplomatic process, and how to rebuild the North Korean economy and reintegrate it into the global system. Working closely with all stakeholders, the Council works on a wide range of ideas, such as connecting specific communities, capacity- building initiatives, research and roadmap development, and high-level meetings.
Moon Chung-In, Special Adviser on Unification and National Security to the President of the Republic of Korea
Angela Kane, Senior Fellow, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Austria
· Jung Hyun Kim, Community Lead, Regional and Geopolitical Affairs, Asia Pacific, firstname.lastname@example.org