And yet the pace is heating up. South Korea’s next president, to be elected on the nineteenth of this month, may have to cope with radical change in a North Korea that looks ever less viable, and whose recent confession of a new nuclear programme has ratcheted up risk at an ominous moment.
Korea: Towards the Endgame
To say that Korea is entering a period of change may seem a truism. In a nation which in under a century moved from hermit kingdom feudalism to world leader in broadband, taking in harsh Japanese colonial rule and full industrial revolution along the way, change has been constant.