17 Jan 2018

Jean Lee on North and South Korea’s Olympics rapprochement

North and South Korea have agreed that their athletes will march together under one flag at the opening ceremony of next month’s Winter Olympics. It’s a remarkable development as the two countries have been at loggerheads over the North’s nuclear weapons programme, and after the ferocious war of words between President Trump and Kim Jong-un. But negotiators have been crossing from North to South Korea to sort out this deal, and now the two countries will even field a joint team for one event: women’s ice hockey. Jean Lee, who closely follows North Korea for the Wilson Centre in Washington, gives her view.