There is a lot of movement around US and North Korean relations. But, what are the different parties’ interests, who are the primary actors, what do they hope to achieve, and how do they seek to meet their goals?
World War II repartitioned the world among international powers. Korea was not in a condition to make a sovereign decision without outside interference. Terror and humiliation were tools of domination, the scars of which are yet open.
Significant events are taking place in the Korean peninsula. Prior to a judgment of and speculation on what may happen next, I'll start with a bit of history. This is needed to understand why things are as they are and how they may yet unfold.
The European Union, China's Belt and Road Initiative, and the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union are regional blocs that use infrastructure development as well as contracts, laws, and administrative harmonisation to bridge differences and to divide the world into enclosed pieces.
The 1960s was a time of great contradictions and struggles between great and small powers, as well as between oppressive forces versus those beleaguered by it or who struggled for a broadly egalitarian society. It was a period of great change and seemingly omnipotent conservatism.