North Korea has blown up a vacant inter-Korean liaison office in a symbolic act of aggression.
After Trump on Sunday became the first U.S. president to enter North Korea, he and Kim agreed to restart nuclear talks.
Some hope for peace.
When the first reunion was organized in 2000, it was a diplomatic milestone symbolizing the end of a long chill between North and South Korea, reaffirming their commitment to reunification. Today, the status quo has evolved so much that the political potency of reunions has all but dissipated.
South Korea accused the North of violating the armistice agreement that ended the 1950-53 Korean War.
Gloria Steinem and South Korean peace activists march near at a military check point in Paju on May 24, 2015. North and South
As Gloria Steinem says of the DMZ, "there is no other strip of land more symbolic of long-term division." We hope to cross the DMZ to renew Korean people's hope that the DMZ can and must be crossed to reunify families and to begin to heal the divided peninsula.
If and when North Korea's Kumgangsan (Diamond Mountain) resort opens again for foreign visitors, you can actually move through the most heavily fortified border to a scene of spectacular beauty.
Standing with my camera, boldly clicking away at North Korea, I have to admit that I had a flutter in my stomach. We were
Daeseongdong village and its elementary school lie inside the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) dividing North and South Korea -- once