Diplomacy Through Tourism

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Michael Bassett, constructivist DPRK analyst, US Senatorial consultant, and retired US Army Tank Commander/Platoon Sergeant, gets a hug with a North Korean army commander last week on the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone – real world diplomacy through foreign tourism in North Korea.

Photo by Joseph A Ferris III

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4 responses

  1. Mom

    Love this picture! Hope your photos help in promoting “World Peace”

    April 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm

  2. I’ve taken 5 trips to South Korea and have been to the southern side of the DMZ twice – North Korea has been at the top of my travel list for years…. I just need a time when I have both free time and money – and when YPT is having a tour. Alas, these three situations have yet to coincide.

    April 11, 2013 at 12:41 am

  3. Pingback: Diplomacia mediante el turismo. Un abrazo en la zona desmilitarizada de las dos Coreas

  4. ant

    Love it!

    May 1, 2013 at 8:43 am

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