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Beyond Trump: How South Korea’s Intelligence Service Will Quietly Push Peace Talks

Beyond Trump: How South Korea’s Intelligence Service Will Quietly Push Peace Talks

Tensions between the two Koreas escalated again last month after a South Korean fisheries official, possibly attempting to defect, was shot dead by North Korean army troops after he swam across their disputed maritime border known as the Northern Limit Line. A shocked President Moon Jae-in, who has made engagement with North Korea the centerpiece...

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RIP: Coup Leader and Founder of Korea’s CIA

“Kim Jong-pil was one of the key figures behind the military coup d’état of May 16, 1961. In addition to grievously undermining South Korea’s identity as a democratic republic, he also established and served as inaugural director of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA), which and perpetrated political maneuvering and human rights suppressions. It would...