The North Koreans are usually willing to talk for various reasons: to get aid, to divide their adversaries, to create confusion.
His candidacy promised to heal that divide, and that is as big a character narrative as could exist.
In politics, there are inevitably issues that divide that coalition (Franc cited immigration as an example).
early 14c., from Latin dividere "to force apart, cleave, distribute," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + -videre "to separate," from PIE root *weidh- "to separate" (see widow; also see with).
Mathematical sense is from early 15c. Divide and rule (c.1600) translates Latin divide et impera, a maxim of Machiavelli. Related: Divided; dividing.
1640s, "act of dividing," from divide (v.). Meaning "watershed, separation between river valleys" is first recorded 1807, American English.
divide di·vide (dĭ-vīd')
v. di·vid·ed, di·vid·ing, di·vides
To separate or become separated into parts, sections, groups, or branches.
To sector into units of measurement; graduate.
To separate and group according to kind; classify.
To branch out, as a blood vessel.
To undergo cell division.