Crystal Styron examines and compares the Civil War-era United States and the modern day Korean peninsula. She argues that should Korean reunification occur, the newly-reformed Korean nation should seek to learn from the successes–and more notably, the failures—of the United States’ own experiences with division and reunification.

Read “’The Better Angels of Our Nature:’ Lessons from Post–Civil War America  for Post-reunification Korea,” by Crystal Styron

Crystal Styron is a second-year M.A. student at SAIS, concentrating in International Political Economy with a minor in International Development. Prior to SAIS, she graduated with an A.B. in Psychology from Princeton University. She then worked in Japan for several years through the Princeton in Asia program. She is especially interested in the areas of trade, East Asia, and economic statecraft.

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