North and South Korea this week started high-level talks, a dialogue that came at the suggestion of Pyongyang. The move came less than a week after North Korea threatened to halt family reunions it had planned to hold with South Korea over annual military drills the latter holds with the United States.
So, does this shift tone represent a potential breakthrough? What are the chances for peaceful ties moving forward? And how do South Koreans view their northern neighbor?
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