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War & Peace on the Korean Peninsula

This undated picture, released from Korean Central News Agency on June 11, 2008, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Il (L) inspecting Korean People's Army unit 958 at an undisclosed location. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

This undated picture, released from Korean Central News Agency on June 11, 2008, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Il (L) inspecting Korean People's Army unit 958 at an undisclosed location. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)


These are some quite modest Australian measures - but ones which, if implemented, may contribute to a sustainable peace on the Korean Peninsular - fully 50 years after Australians were first despatched to that Peninsular to fight a war that so far has not properly been concluded.

It is time, once again, for the re-engagement of an activist Australian foreign policy - both for our own purposes and also for what Hedley Bull elegantly described as purposes beyond ourselves.