Contemporary challenges in Korean relations: the dilemma of peace under Kim Jong-Un’s regime
Tensions in the Korean peninsula are a current theme in contemporary international relations, especially due to the possible nuclear dimension that a conflict in this region could have. For this reason, this article seeks to answer the question about what the biggest challenges are to establish peace in the Korean peninsula during the Kim Jong-Un regime. For this to be possible, the article describes the current dynamics between North and South Korea in order to identify the variables that prevent the establishment of a peace agreement between the two nations, investigating the influence and interests of China and the United States in the history of the peninsula, inducing bilateral cooperation or intensifying conflict. The article also discusses the identity gap between the Korean nations and its consequences in the struggle for the reunification of the peninsula.