Cumings is the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor in History and chair of the history department at the University of Chicago. He is an expert in modern Korean history and international relations in East Asia. Cumings spoke about the suspension of war under the Korean Armistice for more than 60 years. He said the agreement has rendered relations between North and South Korea ambiguous—neither in a state of peace nor war.
“The Korean War is the best example in our current world of how easy it is to get into a war, and how terribly hard it is to get out,” Cumings said... Read more