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With signs North Korea has suffered in the coronavirus pandemic and is now facing a further threat to its shaky economy, the ratcheted up of tension with the South is ominous.
Does the election of two North Korean defectors to the South Korean National Assembly signal a breakthrough in public acceptance of this politically significant minority?
The Pyongyang Declaration between the two Koreas is about much more than nuclear power – and leaves the US on the outer.
Alongside denuclearisation, reunification is the biggest potential game-changer on the Korean peninsula. But it remains a pipe dream.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's risky unreliability will diminish as his country builds ties with South Korea. So Korean unification may be a better focus for Tuesday's summit than denuclearization.
The highly awaited summit has the potential to lead to real peace on the peninsula- but only if both countries can find a common interest on which to build an agreement.
With almost 30 percent of South Koreans either Protestant or Catholic, faith plays a big role in how people think about relations with the North.
A remarkable year on the Korean peninsula has been marked by both bitter enmity and genuine goodwill. Now, the tension is being ratcheted up again.
The South Korean president's careful approach to rapprochement with the North set the stage for a possible breakthrough on the Korean peninsula.
You have to walk before you can run, and baby steps are the best way forward in Korea.
Donald Trump has always traded on his image as a master dealmaker – but many deals have been done with North Korea before.
There was much that was agreed to at the Korean summit - but still a lot yet to be worked out. The will now shift to the hotly-anticipated meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.
The astonishing sight of two Korean leaders crossing the border that divides them is just a first step.
The end of denuclearisation politics has opened new possibilities for the direction of the Korean Peninsula, but the tensions of 2017 remind us of the possibility of disaster.
A year ago, productive north-south talks seemed inconceivable – but with the US tripping over its own feet, things are changing.
A country with a questionable stance on LGBTI+ rights is again hosting the Winter Olympics.
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.
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.
Compared with their counterparts in other democratic countries, South Korea's national public broadcasters are politically vulnerable.