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KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone on the Anniversary of the Berlin Wall

December 10, 2019

KEI Senior Director and Fellow Troy Stangarone wrote an op-ed for the Korea Times, reflecting on the 30 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Using the Eastern European experience since 1989 as a guide, he notes:

“The economic challenges of unification often gain the most attention, but bridging the social divide between the two Koreas may be the most persistent challenge for a unified Korea. North and South Koreans may share a common history, but the experience of East Germany suggests a societal wall could remain for decades after unification and the ties that could potentially bind the two countries are passing away slowly.”

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