Regions / North Korea
In a world awash with weak states, powerful weapons, and crumbling institutions, conflicts can easily continue for generations — and perhaps never end.
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.
South Korea should focus less on extracting apologies from North Korea and more on pursuing pragmatic projects with Pyongyang.
The Obama administration has concluded deals with Iran and Cuba. Will North Korea round out the trifecta?
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.