Experts Say

This renewed diplomacy between North and South Korea could lead to something more but we should be cautious

January 10, 2018
By Editorial

The significance of the talks between North and South Korea lies some way beyond the marginal involvement of a North Korean bobsleigh team in the Winter Olympics to be held south of the border. As dramatic in their way as any test missile loosed off by Pyongyang into the far Pacific Ocean, they represent a significant easing in the tensions that have been building up towards crisis point in recent months, with angry and usually babyish rhetoric from Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un about the size of their nuclear buttons only adding to surreal atmosphere and risk of an apocalyptic, accidental war.
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