Washington Post

Analysis: Why the Olympics matter when it comes to North Korea

Foto: AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

After months of increasing tension, North Korea decided Wednesday to reopen a long-suspended hotline used for communicating with the South - potentially marking a thaw that could lead to Pyongyang sending a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics, due to be held next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The presence of North Korean officials and athletes at the games may calm jitters about potential missile tests or worse being held during the games, which are being held just 50 miles from the demilitarized zone that divides the Korean Peninsula...

Læs også