February 06, 2023
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Inter-Korean family reunions: why now, and what broader impact?

Experts weigh in on the past, present, and future of this week's Mt. Kumgang meetings

The two Koreas kicked off reunions of families separated by the Korean War on Monday, in a series of events set to last all week and taking place at the DPRK's Mount Kumgang.

The first event of their kind since 2015 - and the 21st to take place since 2000 - this week will see siblings, parents, and other relatives reunited for the first time in over half a century in what are famously heart-wrenching scenes that paint a vivid portrait of the peninsula's continued division.