Haeryun Kang: On S. Korean “indifference” to N. Korea in Vox

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Last week, managing editor Haeryun Kang talked to the Guardian about the complexity behind S. Koreans’ indifference toward N. Korean threats.

Read her in-depth interview with Vox, with detailed follow-up questions regarding the Guardian analysis:

“…in South Korea, [North Korea] is deeply personal, and it’s deeply complex. You don’t encounter North Korea just as a foreign country. It’s supposed to be your brother, your family, that one day you’re supposed to reunite with…. But this kind of familial attachment coexists simultaneously with this aversion to North Korea because it’s a military threat.”

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