10

May

The idiom ‘well begun is half done,’ perhaps fits best for what the world witnessed last week. The two Koreas seeking to put the past behind and give peace a chance. The big step literally, was taken by North’s Chairman Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in blurring the military demarcation line, dividing the two countries, long apart since 65 years. Indeed, April 27 inter-Korean Summit at the border truce village of Panmunjom is history in the making, at least for the people of the Korean Peninsula, who till a few months ago were  living under the fear of a ‘nuclear war’ - writes Sabina Inderjit, CIR associate, in analysis.