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Korean Tensions: An Unexpected Pause in an Uncertain Time

On 24 June, Pyongyang abruptly stopped threats it had been making at Seoul for weeks, although the underpinnings of inter-Korean friction remain.

Peninsular tensions could stay on simmer or escalate depending on how the parties manage an uncertain time before the U.S. election.

  • Duyeon Kim
  • ICG

After weeks of ratcheting up tensions on the Korean peninsula, including lodging near-daily threats against South Korea in reaction to some of its citizens sending anti…

On 24 June, North Korean state media reported that Kim Jong-un opted to defer plans to take certain military actions, after…

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