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North Korean Soldier Makes Rare Defection To South

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea on Thursday, the South’s military said, making a rare crossing of one of the world...

North Korea Reportedly Lays New Landmines Near Border Truce Village

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 08.23.2016 | Home

North Korea has laid landmines in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, the South’s Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, as tensio...

The Day I Hit the Wall in North Korea

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 05.02.2016 | Home
Wendy E. Simmons

Me and Boyfriend General at the Concrete "Wall" Chapter 15 Excerpt THE DAY I HIT THE WALL I didn't remember selecting "Concrete Wall" from the list...

Why Nature Can Flourish In War Zones

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home

War often devastates natural environments -- bombs and bullets can destroy forests, kill animals and contaminate rivers. But human conflict has also p...

Reunions Won't Lead to a Breakthrough for Koreas

Andrew Kwon | Posted 11.03.2016 | Home
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 01.03.2017 | Home

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 | Home

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 08.10.2016 | Home

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 | Home

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

Teenage North Korean Soldier Walks Across DMZ In Bid To Defect

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2016 | Home

(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 06.02.2016 | Home
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 05.06.2016 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
William D. Chalmers

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

Letter From Seoul

John Feffer | Posted 01.06.2015 | Home
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.

Cheorwan: Tranquility on the DMZ

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 01.27.2014 | Home
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 | Home
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.

Peace Pilgrimages for Korea

John R. Eperjesi | Posted 08.12.2013 | Home
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 | Home
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...

Graduation Day In 'The Scariest Place On Earth'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.18.2013 | Home

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 ...

Is North Korea's Bark Worse Than Its Bite?

Eric Margolis | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home
Eric Margolis

Is North Korea really the dire threat that Washington claims it is?. In truth, many moderate Koreans take a less alarmist view of the North. They tend to see the North rattling its cage to get food and fuel from the US, South Korea and Japan.

Oh, My Korea

Bernard Rowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bernard Rowan

Here's hoping 2011 sees major efforts by all nations concerned to bring the two Koreas to the path of peace.

DMZ Spring Water From Korean Demilitarised Zone

Guardian | Maev Kennedy and Agencies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Bottled water from icebergs, harvested from Tasmanian rainclouds before it hits the ground, or blessed by the spiritually enlightened, is just so noug...