Regions / North Korea
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.
China has its vanishing girls. North Korea has its disappeared prisoners. And America has a generation of missing, jailed, and dead black men.
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.
We’re better off having the limits of free speech tested by artists — including obnoxious ones — than having its limits imposed by political rulers.
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.
The crisis of people-trafficking and sexual exploitation in Northeast Asia is not a nationalist issue; it is a gender issue.
Developments on the Korean peninsula will almost certainly influence calculations made in Washington and Tehran.
It's time for us to grow up in our assessments of North Korea.
North Korea policymakers must look beyond the nuclear issue to consider the human rights of the population.
In the current crisis on the Korean peninsula, the Obama administration is virtually repeating the 2004 Bush playbook.