Regions / North Korea

Are We Incapable of Ending Wars?

In a world awash with weak states, powerful weapons, and crumbling institutions, conflicts can easily continue for generations — and perhaps never end.

Darkness at High Noon in Korea

South Korea severed its last important economic link with the North, as governments on both sides of the DMZ extinguish what little remained of the "sunshine era" of engagement.

North Korea’s Sorry Politics

South Korea should focus less on extracting apologies from North Korea and more on pursuing pragmatic projects with Pyongyang.

Reviving the North Korea-Iran Axis?

Hardliners want to use North Korea as a hammer to destroy the nuclear agreement with Iran. They'd better start looking for a more effective instrument.

The 1.5 Million Man March

China has its vanishing girls. North Korea has its disappeared prisoners. And America has a generation of missing, jailed, and dead black men.

Hollywood’s ‘Furriner’ Problem

In films like American Sniper and The Interview, Americans are the heroes and "furriners" are the targets: an undifferentiated group of people so alien that they're practically subhuman.

Korea’s Balloon War

South Korean activists are using balloons to send political and religious propaganda across the DMZ. They're also endangering Koreans on both sides of the border.
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