There’s a change in the air, and no, we’re not talking about the weather. It seems like tension between North Korea and South Korea is starting to thaw a bit. In May, Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, and Moon Jae-in, the President of South Korea, met and literally took a historic first step into each other’s countries, something that had not been done in over sixty-five years. After that historic summit, North Korea took steps to dismantle their nuclear testing facilities. Recently, the two leaders met again, and as a sign of growing goodwill, Kim Jong-un sent two dogs to Moon Jae-in. Puppies—how cute, right? True, but these puppies aren’t just ordinary puppies—they’re a breed that’s rarely found outside of North Korea. The gift of these one-year old puppies was a symbolic gesture of North Korea’s better relations with South Korea. Now whether North Korea and South Korea continue on this friendly path remains to be seen, but both sides have made calculated efforts to better relations.
If you were the leader of a country, what would you do to mend relations with a country that you’ve been at war with for over sixty-five years?