North Korea–South Korea relations

A North Korean soldier keeps watch toward the south through a binocular telescope

South Korea just repatriated two North Korean fishermen. Why?

Conflict & Justice

The two are suspected of murdering 16 of their fellow crew members and allegedly dumping their bodies overboard. North Korean defectors and human rights activists are blasting the government for sending them back to “certain death” without a proper trial.

A South Korean soldier walks past a TV broadcasting a news report

North Korea’s nuclear test could be leverage for upcoming talks

South Korea's Moon Jae-in holds an umbrella over his head

Moon bets his legacy on meeting with Trump

Global Politics
Police control crowd in protest with signs with Korean letters.

South Korean aid to North Korea could be a game changer — if North Korea accepts it

Global Politics
US President Donald Trump walks on a red carpet flanked by Vietnamese military wearing white uniforms.

North Korea could be the big winner from a formal peace agreement with the South

A group of protesters wear yellow scarves and hold blue signs.

Some South Koreans say Trump-Kim summit is ‘all political theater’

Global Politics

The Vietnam summit on Feb. 27 and 28 is expected to yield key moves regarding denuclearization, international sanctions against Pyongyang and a possible declaration ending the Korean War. Yet, many South Koreans seem apathetic at best.

A hand holds a smart phone.

Trump’s trade war with China drives silent wedge between US and South Korea

There’s a diplomatic elephant on the Korean peninsula: President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is doling blows to South Korea’s already-struggling economy — and that’s pretty much the opposite of what “allies” are supposed to do.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

Report says North Korea still has functioning, undeclared missile bases

Conflict & Justice

Reports state that maintenance and minor infrastructure improvements have been observed at some of the sites, despite the ongoing negotiations.

a korean soldier's face

Learning of threats in the shadow of war

Conflict & Justice

Six South Koreans tell us about their first memories of conflict, their impressions of North Korea and whether or not they think Seoul and Pyongyang are on the path to reunification.

a bowl of Naengmyeon, cold noodles that originates from North Korea

One winner from the Inter-Korean summits? Cold noodle soup.


North and South Korean leaders dined on a bowl of buckwheat noodles submerged in a chilly, savory broth during their meeting in Pyongyang. Korean restaurant owners say there’s been a resurgence of interest in the soup.