No Mr. Sunshine

Jin Sung-Chul / Yonhap / AP

Watch your back: A North Korean soldier peers in at Lee during the politician's 2007 trip to the Panmunjom "truce village" straddling the North-South border

Outside the North Korean city of Kaesong, there is an industrial park that is meant to be a symbol of a new era of cooperation between Stalinist North Korea and democratic South Korea. Located close to their heavily armed border, the park houses South Korean factories that crank out clothing and other merchandise produced with the help of more than 23,500 North Korean laborers. It's a bubble of congeniality between two countries that are still technically at war — one that abruptly burst on March 24, when North Korean authorities ordered 11 South Korean government officers stationed at Kaesong...

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