The Koreas

Glimmer of peace

Print edition : March 16, 2018

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on February 9. Close behind them is Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: DOUG MILLS/NYT

South Korean President Moon Jae-in with Kim Yo-jong at a concert by Pyongyang’s Samjiyon Orchestra in Seoul on February 11. Photo: AFP

North Korean cheerleaders wave unified Korean flags as they perform at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 10, the final day of Pence’s visit. Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images

The U.S. is forced to tone down its aggressive rhetoric after the two Koreas make significant bilateral moves to bring about a thaw in their relations.
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