A country with a questionable stance on LGBTI+ rights is again hosting the Winter Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee has banished dopers from the Winter Games. Shame it hasn't treated North Korea, a noted human rights violator, with the same resolve.
Parasites are not only a personal health problem – they are political too.
The mountainous Gangwon province, home of the 2018 Olympics, boasts some unique fare. A Korean professor describes her favorite dishes, from Korean surf and turf to tofu as soft as ice cream.
Teams from both countries marched into opening ceremony under the unified Korea flag.
Kim Jong-un's favourite act won hearts and minds when they performed on day one of the Winter Olympics.
Korea's fielding of a unified Olympic team is an intriguing narrative of sport, international diplomacy and gender equality.
The mistrust between the two Koreas is so deep that there are more sceptics than enthusiasts over North Korea's involvement in the Winter Olympics.
In these Olympics more than most, there is less global attention on the medal count than on who will win the politics.
The joint South Korean-North Korean women's Olympic hockey team has angered fans of the game and raised concerns about athlete morale. But the media spotlight is actually good for the game.
North and South Korea explained in five questions and answers.
History shows Olympic Games have only very limited ability to promote peace between warring nations.
Whichever way you cut it, a US first strike against North Korea would almost certainly trigger major war on the Korean peninsula, with a high risk of escalation to full-scale nuclear conflict.
North Korea has taken up the South's invitation to the Olympics, but a quick look at the history of North-South talks suggests that unity is not as close as it may seem.
A delicate truce between North and South Korea has been reached in the run up to the Winter Olympics. It's a high profile win for an event which is struggling to remain relevant.
In a sporting diplomatic coup, North and South Korea will march under a unified flag at Pyeongchang 2018.
Sporting extravaganzas are a way for globalising cities in emerging market economies to try and play the "modernity game". But they don't make the rules, and so they can never "win".
Military options should, and must, be on the table if diplomacy fails to compel North Korea to de-nuclearize.
North Korea sending a delegation to this year's Winter Olympics in South Korea may be a global shadow puppet show – or it might help thaw the frozen relations between the two countries.
Chrystia Freeland and Rex Tillerson should remember one point when they meet in Vancouver soon to discuss North Korea: Kim Jong-un runs a feudal gangland, not a nation state.