The rivalry between the two nations, who once fought together to end the Japanese rule in their homeland is unparalleled, the two Koreas which were a cooperative machine can’t even see eye to eye today, let alone sit and discuss their differences. This cold war relic which still persists in the 38th parallel (the border dividing the two nations). The divide which cracked in the Korean peninsula can be purely called ideological difference taking place during the cold war, north joined hands with communist forces, and south was influenced by capitalist ideas of USA. Both the countries continue to play blame game Pyongyang has condemns sinking of several North Korean vessel by south. And, south has blamed north for espionage after finding various tunnels under DMZ.” That is the reason sometimes we see leaders of both the nations smiling and posing to the camera, and behind the walls of their offices are plotting against each other. There has been both good and bad times for the north and the south in their international relations. But the fact still remains that even after various diplomatic missions there is no peace treaty between both the nations. Even arch rivals Israel and Egypt overcame each other’s differences and signed a peace treaty for a greater good.
It should be noted that the reunification of the nation has been one of the major political aims of the governments on both sides of the armistice line since its division in 1948 (Lee 2010; Merkel 2008). But their international policies towards each other don’t really justify their actions, South Korea is continuously increasing its military programme, and has constantly ranked under top 10 military programs in the world, and North Korea has its own nuclear programme. One hand they talk about reunification of both the Koreas, and on the other hand they are stockpiling weapons.