The fearsome intelligence agency that once served as a tool of terror for bygone South Korean dictators is morphing into an instrument for North-South reconciliation.
Balloon-borne messages sent north by defectors enrage Kim, upset South Korea’s president—and threaten Trump’s hopes for an 11th-hour summit to help his re-election.
In Cheorwon, for which the South Koreans and their American allies fought so fiercely, reminders of North Korean cruelty make it hard to love thy enemy.
Defectors have been floating leaflets from the South into the North for years, but Kim Yo Jong is using the provocation to tear up agreements that Seoul thought had huge promise.
When increased infections were tracked back to gay bars in Seoul—the result of a couple of careless individuals—conservatives looked to blame the whole LGBT community.
South Korea beat the pandemic’s first wave with mass testing and contact tracing, an example to the world. Now it’s trying to lighten up—but there's a surge of new infections.
Few countries have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic as well as South Korea. Now they're playing ball there, with some Americans on the field, and many watching on ESPN.