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Civil Society & Grassroots Coalitions Are Leading Korean Peace Initiatives

Civil Society & Grassroots Coalitions Are Leading Korean Peace Initiatives

Peace talks between North and South Korea have continued partially due to the massive support from civil society and grassroots activists. Peace research has shown the influence civil society has on both social and political issues-the more people come together in support of peace on the Korean Peninsula, the harder it becomes for world leaders to disagree.  

The U.S. Lifts Suspension of “War Games” With South Korea

The U.S. Lifts Suspension of “War Games” With South Korea

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis indicated this week that the U.S. will lift a suspension of joint military exercises with South Korea. This announcement, in addition to President Trump's recent cancelation of his State Department's visit to Pyongyang, goes against what Peace Science tells us about the importance of granting concessions and avoiding provocations during intense negotiations.