Koreas Heading Back to Cold War Era?

After a decade of reconciliation, the two Koreas appear to be heading back to the confrontational Cold War era, with inter-Korean tension escalating to a 10-year peak.

South Korea decided Tuesday to join in a U.S.-led initiative to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), a move that came following North Korea’s second nuclear test and a test-firing of three missiles Monday.

Pyongyang had threatened that it would regard South Korea’s joining the so-called Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) as a de facto declaration of war.

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