Realistic Approach to Attain ‘Unification Bonanza’

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A man looks toward North Korea through a pair of binoculars at the Unification Observation Platform near the demilitarized zone in Paju, just north of Seoul, South Korea.
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Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye generated public attention through a recent statement that emphasized the benefits of Korean unification, saying it would bring a “bonanza” to the region and its partners. Shorenstein APARC director Gi-Wook Shin suggests “serious debate” and a “creative and feasible unification strategy” are necessary to move forward with that national goal.