North Korea has declared that South Korea is no longer an appropriate counterpart for peaceful reunification. Furthermore, it declared South Korea its main enemy. To understand this moment—beyond the demonizing of North Korea—we must understand its causes and effects as well as what we must do for peace in the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia.

Dae-Han Song joined the peace and reunification movement in 2003 when US bombs fell over Baghdad. He joined the East Bay Korean Americans United for Peace to prevent preemptive attack against North Korea. He has organized for API Youth Promoting Advocacy and Leadership (AYPAL) in Oakland and the Labor/Community Strategy Center and Bus Riders Union in Los Angeles. A founding member, he is head of the Contents Team in the International Strategy Center in Seoul. He is also a part of the No Cold War collective.