“Green Détente” on the Korean Peninsula?
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  • Happycrow

    Wouldn’t reforestation inherently involve surveying? Are the Norks savvy enough to realize that surveying of this sort would be irrelevant compared to the satellite data the ROKs already possess?
    It’s a thin hope, but in this region, thin far outweighs none.
    -Russ in Texas

    • In the past, South Korea has offered to send seedlings to North Korea. They’ve also offered to provide forestry expertise. As you point out, it’s not hard to imagine a paranoid North Korean rejection of the forestry expertise on the grounds of protecting state secrets. But seedlings might be an innocuous enough gift. We’ll see what President Park’s administration comes up with later this week.

      • bigfire

        The seedling might have spy gear in it. Never ever underestimate the power of stupidity.

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