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August 18, 2016
Cold War echoes as inter-Korean diplomacy goes back to basics
Seoul (AFP) Aug 18, 2016
One year after North and South Korea vowed to resume a constructive dialogue, they have instead resurrected a spirit of Cold War-era antagonism, complete with cross-border propaganda shouting matches, spy messaging and defection dramas. Official contact between the two Koreas has never been easy, but the current situation, with all official lines of communication severed and a host of flash-point issues raising tensions, appears to be particularly volatile and fraught with risk. "The relations b ... read more

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