Dieter Leistner had the rare opportunity to visit and photograph both North and South Korea - revealing contrasts and common ground.
South Korea's Army Chief of Staff has resigned amid public outrage over the death of an abused soldier, the latest incident to highlight the dark side of the nation's extreme competitiveness, says analyst Shihoko Goto.
South Korea's intelligence agencies are susceptible to failures, politicization and intervention in domestic politics, so reform is urgently needed to restore public confidence, analyst Daniel Pinkston tells DW.
As President Barack Obama moves on to South Korea, the US and Japan have issued a joint statement saying that though a desired trade deal is not yet finalized, there has been progress.
Pyongyang has agreed to hold official talks with Seoul over the re-opening of a joint industrial zone. North Korea expert Eric Ballbach believes the communist regime has good reasons for making this move now.
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