The Delicate Dance Toward Korean Peace May Have Just Begun

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a welcome ceremony in Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, April 27, 2018 (Korea summit press pool photo via AP).
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a welcome ceremony in Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, April 27, 2018 (Korea summit press pool photo via AP).
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Last Friday’s historic meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the first inter-Korean summit in over a decade and only the third since the nation was divided after World War II, was arguably long on symbolism and short on substance. But the symbolism was extraordinary. Kim came to the meeting across the heavily fortified boundary dividing the Korean Peninsula, the first North Korean leader to set foot in the South. He and Moon shook hands at the concrete curb that marked the boundary, and—in an apparently unscripted moment—Kim took Moon’s hand and the […]

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