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The Reference Shelf: The Two Koreas

Table of Contents

Preface



1 A Tale of Two Koreas



Hanguk and Choson



Why Is the U.S. Wary of a Declaration to End the Korean War?



Why There Are Two Koreas



Korean War a “Forgotten” Conflict That Shaped the Modern World



History of US-North Korea Deals Shows Hard Part Is Making Them Stick



US.-ROK: The Forgotten Alliance



2 Life in the Two Koreas



Lives Divided



These Are the Only People Who Live Inside the DMZ between North and South Korea



What Is Life Like for South Korean Kids? Busy



For South Korea’s LGBT Community, an Uphill Battle for Rights



What Is Life Like in North Korea?



What Life Is Like for Ordinary North Koreans



3 The Korean Threat



Widoghan (Dangerous) Days



How the Nuclear-Armed Nations Brought the North Korea Crisis on Themselves



How North Korea’s Hackers Became Dangerously Good



Reminder: North Korea Is Still Very Much a Nuclear Threat



North Korea Is Not the Threat Trump Would Have You Believe



North Korea Rouses Neighbors to Reconsider Nuclear Weapons



The North Korean Threat Beyond ICBMs



How Would the U.S. Defend against a North Korean Nuclear Attack?



North Korea’s Illegal Weapons Trade



4 The Current Summit Talks and What They Mean for the Future



The Rhetorical War



Opinion: The U.S. and North Korea Have Made Progress. Here’s How They Can Keep It Up



South Korea Reveals Plan to Break Stalemate in U.S.–North Korea Talks



U.S. Has Little To Show for Stalled Nuclear Talks with North Korea



Why There Has Been No Progress in Nuclear Talks with North Korea



North Korea Accuses Washington of Weaponizing Human Rights as Nuclear Talks Stall



Can the U.S. Reinstate “Maximum Pressure” on North Korea?



Embrace the Moon Miracle: Why Trump Should Let the Koreas Build Peace



5 Korean Americans



Korea in America



Awe, Gratitude, Fear: Conflicting Emotions for Korean-Americans in the Era of Trump



North Korea Defectors, Resettled in the US, Torn as Tensions Escalate



North Korean Defectors See American Dream Deferred as Reality Sets in the US



Some Korean Americans Have a Personal Stake in Next Week’s Summit: Finding Family



Conan O’Brien Accidentally Exposed Culture Gap between Koreans and Korean-Americans



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