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* Date : 2019-02-05
Exclusive Report! 2019 Outlook on the Korean Peninsula by 40 worldwide experts!
In 2018, three inter-Korean summits and U.S.-North Korea summit brings about a peaceful atmosphere on the Korean Peninsula.
In regards to the inter-Korean relationship that now heads towards peace, having gone from crisis to opportunity, we now look into the responses from Russia and the U.S., and prospects for the Korean Peninsula for this year.
"President Trump wants a firm deal in U.S.-North Korea relations."
U.S.-North Korea relations holds conflict over denuclearization and sanctions!
Worldwide attention is drawn to the second U.S.-North Korea Summit scheduled for the end of February.
If Trump-Kim talks succeeds to make progress, will it lead to the declaration of the Korean War in 2019?
"If inter-Korean railway opens in 2019, peace on the Korean Peninsula will be solidified."
Various inter-Korean economic cooperation projects were mentioned during the 2018 Pyongyang Joint Declaration.
Among them, the main focus is the railway connection between the two Koreas.
Once the railroad opens, South Korea could make its way through North Korea to the Eurasian continent.
And once various goods and people come together, inter-Korean exchanges and cooperation in all areas of politics, economy, society, and culture on the Korean Peninsula could also be materialized.
"Under any circumstances, the inter-Korean railway project and the Eurasian railway project will not be stopped, once an international consortium is formed to raise capital and run the railway business."
In particular, the Najin-Hasan project, which connects Russia’s Najin, and North Korea’s Hasan, will be one of the first projects to make progress if inter-Korean exchanges begin.
However, the progress faces difficulties with U.S. sanctions against North Korea.
Russia is also paying attention to North Korea’s peace agenda and how the two will resolve the sanctions issue.
"When all paths open, and inter-Korean peace is established, the next step will be to sustain that peace."Peace is sprouting on the Korean Peninsula where once conflict engulfed.
What could be the ways to bring permanent peace to this land? The 2019 outlook on the Korean Peninsula begins now.