Participation of the North as evidence of thawing relations with the Kim regime

Then there is the question of the Olympics themselves, which have long been used by host nations as elaborate exercises in public relations. The South Koreans are not only celebrating their ascendancy to the top tier of developed nations but also pointing to the participation of the North as evidence of thawing relations with the Kim regime. The North will be able to show that it is not so isolated, not so wildly belligerent, as its critics claim. And in a new wrinkle, both countries will be able to assert their independence from America’s own funny-haired tyrant, whose inescapable shadow will darken the political story of the Games as they get underway.

More here. Do you wish South and North Korea reunite? No. How about there’s a peace between both countries?