The Cheonan Incident: Skepticism Abounds

The Cheonan Incident: Skepticism Abounds

In its final report on the sinking of its naval vessel ROKS Cheonan, the South Korean government puts the blame squarely on North Korea. But many questions remain unanswered.

Forget the FTA Fix, Just Say No

Forget the FTA Fix, Just Say No

The U.S.-Korean free-trade agreement holds no promise for workers or small farmers in either the United States or South Korea

Allied to Race? The U.S.-Korea Alliance and Arms Race

Allied to Race? The U.S.-Korea Alliance and Arms Race

South Korea has continuously increased its military spending since 2000 at a rate higher than conventional explanations would expect. Its spending grew 200 percent for the past ten years, higher than would be warranted by the growth of its economy or government budget over the same period.

Revolution in Japan

Japan is on the verge of a political revolution, and the ripples might transform Asia as well.

Japan-ROK Relations on the Rocks

South Korea and Japan are fighting over two tiny islands, but not because of fishing rights or the prospect of oil.

Dealing with North Korea’s Tests

Coming up with the proper response to North Korea’s recent actions requires a careful assessment of Pyongyang motivations and regional geopolitics.

The Obama-Lee Summit: Dangerous Consensus?

Washington and Seoul should coordinate policy. But they should also keep their eyes on the prize: resolving the current crisis with North Korea without resorting to force.