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Korean War saga in for major plot twist?

Time and again, peace hopes have been dashed. This time may be different because Koreans themselves are taking charge of the peace process.

Is it time to become a little optimistic about the Korean peninsula? Just in the last couple of weeks, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un held their third summit this year in Pyongyang, President Moon then met United States President Donald Trump in New York and now plans are being laid for a second Trump-Kim summit.

The talk all round is of promising signs of progress towards a formal end to the Korean War and deepening economic cooperation, as well as denuclearisation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 29, 2018, with the headline 'Korean War saga in for major plot twist?'. Print Edition | Subscribe