What’s Happening on the Korean Peninsula in 2011?

Issue & Policy Briefs February 25, 2011, No. 56

The Korean Peninsula was in a tough and dangerous situation in 2010. The escalation of tensions
started with the sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan in March 2010 and continued with
the Yeonpyeong Island artillery incident in November. The chaotic year, 2010, in Korea has passed and two months into the new year the confrontational relations continue. The question remains: what is the next step for North Korea?