North-South Korean Relations: A Chronology of the 'New' Dialogue [Updated April 30, 2001] [open pdf - 524KB]
This report chronicles major developments in the thaw between North and South Korea that followed the historic inter-Korean summit meeting in June 2000. The sheer breadth and depth of the dialogue indicates to some analysts that Seoul and Pyongyang are trying in earnest to regularize and institutionalize the rapprochement, in contrast to previously ephemeral thaws in 1972, 1985 and the early 1990s. Inter-Korean diplomacy has effectively come to a halt since the March 7, 2001 summit between Presidents Bush and Kim. Following the Bush-Kim summit, North Korea cancelled scheduled inter-ministerial talks and Red Cross talks.
CRS Report for Congress, RL30811