Christine Ahn is a policy and research analyst with the Global Fund for Women and a Foreign Policy In Focus columnist.

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Why Women Must End the Korean War

Why Women Must End the Korean War

The road to peace in Korea runs through Washington, but women must steward it along the way.
Endangering Women Human Rights Defenders

Endangering Women Human Rights Defenders

USAID spending often means less security and more violence against women, particularly women human rights defenders.
Environmentalists Stifled in Jeju

Environmentalists Stifled in Jeju

South Korea's conservative government is building a naval base on top of a wealth of natural treasures -- and it's dead set on keeping environmentalists out of the discussion.
Environmentalists Miss Chance to Protest Base

Environmentalists Miss Chance to Protest Base

Why are the organizers of the World Conservation Congress holding their meeting near the construction of a military base in South Korea that is destroying the environment?
South Korea Cracks Down on Dissent

South Korea Cracks Down on Dissent

The South Korean government used the National Security Law to suppress dissent in Jeju in 1948 and again today.
A Korean Spring?

A Korean Spring?

All eyes are on North Korea after Kim Jong Il's death. But the real changes are taking place in the South.

Occupy APEC with Aloha

APEC's leaders are pushing more of the same in the Pacific -- but civil society is pushing back.
Of Bases and Budgets

Of Bases and Budgets

U.S. military bases are very costly to the people of the Asia-Pacific region and to people here in America as well.
Naval Base Tears Apart Korean Village

Naval Base Tears Apart Korean Village

The struggle over Jeju Island in South Korea is heating up, with civil society activists standing up against a powerful military.
Agent Orange in Korea

Agent Orange in Korea

Whistleblowers have unearthed the widespread use of Agent Orange by the U.S. military in Korea.

60-Second Expert: DSK

The IMF has been violating women since 1945.

The IMF's Assault on Women

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged attack on a hotel housekeeper is shocking and deeply symbolic of the IMF's attitude towards women.
The IMF: Violating Women since 1945

The IMF: Violating Women since 1945

The personal acts of Dominique Strauss-Kahn mirror the policy impacts of the institution he heads up.
Bring War Dollars Home by Closing Down Bases

Bring War Dollars Home by Closing Down Bases

Closing U.S. military bases overseas is a key part of moving the money to meet human needs at home and abroad.
Top 10 Wins for Women’s Movements

Top 10 Wins for Women's Movements

Here's some good news in celebration of International Women's Day.
Free Trade Kills Korean Farmers

Free Trade Kills Korean Farmers

The Obama administration is pushing a free trade agreement that will have dire consequences for Koreans.
Resolving the Face-Off in Korea

Resolving the Face-Off in Korea

The United States can play an important role in dialing back tensions in the disputed waters between North and South Korea, writes columnist Christine Ahn.
Make 1325 Real for Women’s Peace and Security

Make 1325 Real for Women's Peace and Security

The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security just turned 10 years old -- but few nations are helping it meet its goals of involving women in peacemaking and peacekeeping.

We're Hemorrhaging Jobs From the "War Wound" of Defense Spending

The solution to our economic crisis lies in drastically reducing our military budget.

60-Second Expert: Nix the FTA

The U.S.-South Korea FTA is broken and not worth fixing.

In the News

Why Women Must End the Korean War

Korea Policy Institute | March 12, 2013

Why Women Must End the Korean War

Save Jeju Now | March 8, 2013

Endangering Women Human Rights Defenders

Protectionline | December 6, 2012

Endangering Women Human Rights Defenders

Protectionline | December 6, 2012

Environmentalists Stifled in Jeju

Korea Policy Institute | September 10, 2012