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Reunions Won't Lead to a Breakthrough for Koreas

Andrew Kwon | Posted 11.03.2015 | World
Andrew Kwon

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.

North And South Korea Take Steps To De-Escalate Tensions

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.24.2015 | World

SEOUL, Aug 25 (Reuters) - North and South Korea reached agreement early on Tuesday to end a standoff involving an exchange of artillery fire that had...

South Korea Preps For Action Against North's Provocations

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.22.2015 | World

By Ju-min Park and James Pearson SEOUL, Aug 21 (Reuters) - North Korea put its troops on a war footing on Friday as South Korea rejected an ultimatum...

The Bizarre North Korean Axe Murders

ADST | Posted 08.10.2015 | World

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

South Korea Threatens Retaliation Against North For 'Cowardly Act'

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.10.2015 | World

South Korea's military on Monday threatened retaliation against North Korea after accusing the North of planting land mines inside the Demilitarized ...

Teenage North Korean Soldier Walks Across DMZ In Bid To Defect

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

(Adds South Korean couple to be repatriated) By Ju-min Park SEOUL, June 15 (Reuters) - A teenaged North Korean soldier ...

Our DMZ With Mexico

Stephen R. Kelly | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Stephen R. Kelly

When one of the world's most hostile boundaries starts to look good in any respect compared to our border with Mexico, we have probably taken our obsession with border security too far.

Women Bridge Divide Between Koreas By Crossing the DMZ

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

It's time to chart a diplomatic roadmap in another region with long-festering hostility: the Korean peninsula. On May 24, International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament, I will be one of 30 women from 15 countries who will engage in a historic march from North to South Korea, crossing the Demilitarized Zone.

Women's Delegation to Cross the DMZ

John Feffer | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
John Feffer

We need symbolic acts that capture the world's attention and help shift all the major players in the direction of negotiations.

Ready, Set, Go: How To Book A Last-Minute Trip

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

Last-minute trips can be really fun but they definitely need pre-trip planning. Going with the flow is the most important tip.

Why Gloria Steinem, Other Women and I Plan to March to the World's Most Fortified Border

Christine Ahn | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Christine Ahn

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.

Walls Come Tumbling Down -- or Do They?

William D. Chalmers | Posted 01.10.2015 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Everything old is new again. Walls are back in style.

South Korea Fires Warning Shots Near North Korean Border

AP | By KIM TONG-HYUNG | Posted 01.09.2015 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean troops fired warning shots Monday after North Korean soldiers approached too close to the border separating t...

Letter From Seoul

John Feffer | Posted 01.06.2015 | World
John Feffer

For more than half a millennium, this narrow alleyway in the heart of Seoul stretched for several kilometers. Today, only a tiny stretch of Pimatgol remains, along with a wooden gate that leads into a half-block of modern storefronts. The fate of Pimatgol reflects the forward-looking trajectory of South Korea.

Biden To Visit Zone Between North, South Korea

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is preparing to visit the Demilitarized Zone, the heavily armed border between South Korea and North Kore...

Cheorwan: Tranquility on the DMZ

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Mimsie Ladner

The train -- which was bombed by American forces -- is enclosed by a fence adorned with messages of hope. As I took a walk around the site, I became teary-eyed by some of them obviously written by children. "Let's play together when we are united," one of them read.

Communists Meet Gangnam Style: Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek in South Korea

John R. Eperjesi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John R. Eperjesi

The irony of holding an event on communism and Marxism in Gangnam, the zone of gaudy consumerism made famous by Psy, was lost on no one. This irony was compounded by the fact that Gangnam is only 35 miles away from the DMZ.

Hagel:NKorea Watching Syria Developments

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

PANMUNJOM, Korea -- Standing just steps from the heavily armed border with North Korea, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday that Pyongyang is cl...

Peace Pilgrimages for Korea

John R. Eperjesi | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
John R. Eperjesi

She traveled without money, slept outdoors and relied on the charity of others for food. When she was not on the road, Peace Pilgrim gave lectures and gathered signatures for several peace petitions, one of which was a plea for immediate peace in Korea.

My Trip to the DMZ

Janis Powers | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Janis Powers

Everyone line up single file in two lines. Good. Now turn to your left. You're facing north. Are you ready? You only have a few minutes. Set? G...

NKorean Soldiers Put Down Arms To Help Plant Rice

AP | JEAN H. LEE | Posted 06.24.2013 | World

SASI-RI, North Korea -- The North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone is a hive of activity - not of fighting, but of farming. Beyond the barbed ...

NKorean Nuclear Threats Don't Scare Tourists Away

AP | FOSTER KLUG | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

IMJINGAK, South Korea — Busloads of tourists still show up to gawk at the world's most heavily fortified border, even as governments on both sid...

Graduation Day In 'The Scariest Place On Earth'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.18.2013 | World

Shadowed by a nuclear test, guarded by armed soldiers and with a two-star general handing out prizes, Kim Min-Jung's elementary school graduation was ...

South Korean Activists Banned From Flying Anti-North Korea Leaflets

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 12.22.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean activists floated balloons carrying tens of thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets into North Korea, eluding pol...

North Korean Soldier Defects After Killing Superior Officers

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 12.05.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean soldier killed two of his superiors Saturday and defected to South Korea across the countries' heavily armed...