Hotline Between Two Koreas: Status, Limitations and Future Tasks
Dr. Chung-in Moon and Boo Seung-Chan
In this paper, Moon Chung-in and Boo Seung-Chan provide historical context on the hotlines linking South and North Korea and point to the lessons that can be learned from the decades-long effort.
Moon Chung-in is a distinguished professor emeritus of political science at Yonsei University. Seung Chan Boo is a spokesperson for the ROK Ministry of National Defense. He co-authored this article as a research fellow of the Institute for North Korean Studies, Yonsei University before he joined the ministry.
The paper was prepared for a workshop on hotlines held in August of 2020 and convened by the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, the Institute for Security and Technology, and the Stanley Center for Peace and Security.
It was published originally on December 17, 2020. The original text in PDF may be downloaded here.
It is published simultaneously by Institute for Security and Technology, by the Nautilus Institute here, by Asia Pacific Leadership Network here, by the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA) here, and is published under a 4.0 International Creative Commons License the terms of which are found here.
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