Before reading the article:
How much do you know about South Korea and North Korea? Take our quizzes How Much Do You Know About South Korea? and Can You Find North Korea on a Map?
How had the Winter Olympics brought the two nations together? What are indications that this brief era has ended? Do you think there could be long-term improved relations between the North and South because of the Olympics? Why or why not?
Now, read the article, “North Korea Is Willing to Talk With U.S., South’s Leader Says,” and answer the following questions:
1. Who is Moon Jae-in? What “potential diplomatic victory” did Mr. Moon achieve on Sunday?
2. Why, according to the article, is it too soon to view this as a major breakthrough?
3. On what issue is the Trump administration increasing pressure on North Korea?
4. What conditions did North Korea attach to a potential meeting with U.S. officials?