From handshakes to hostilities: How dangerous is the situation in North Korea?

Tension erupted as President Moon, son of North Korean refugees, arrived in the capital, Pyongyang, stepping out of a packed stadium and grabbing his opponent’s hand. The audience did not know what to do, recalls Professor Moon Chung-in, the president’s adviser at the time. They had been told that this man was their enemy, but here he was on their land, proposing peace. Suddenly, the 150,000 North Korean spectators broke out in a loud applause. “It was great to see, it was a very moving moment for me,” he says.

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