Analysis: As Olympics begin, 2 Koreas navigate an odd moment

After decades mired in a standoff that has at times, especially over the last year, seemed ready to spiral into another Korean War, there will be North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, sitting down to lunch with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. It might even be in the presidential mansion in the capital Seoul, not far from where commandos sent by the Kim kids' grandfather, North Korea founder Kim Il Sung, were slain during a failed assassination attempt on a South Korean dictator. With Kim Yo Jong now expected to not only attend the Olympics opening ceremony but to also attend a luncheon with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Washington's main guest at the games, Vice President Mike Pence, risks becoming something of an angry uncle figure.

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