S.Korea's President Roh Moo-Hyun and his wife Kwon
Yang-sook walk toward the border [REUTERS]
In a hugely symbolic gesture, South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun has walked across the border into the Demilitarised Zone and met his North Korean counterpart in the capital Pyongyang.

It was only the second such meeting of its kind in 50 years.

Across both sides of what remains the most heavily-armed border in the world, there have been some literal inroads towards reconciliation in the last decade; connecting roads were reopened in 2003, and trains crossed the border in a one-off test run in May.

Inside Story asks, what does the future hold for relations on this fractured peninsula, and for how much longer will a million soldiers continue to stare each other down across this barren strip of land?

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