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.
The French President is standing tough in his push to increase taxes on the financial sector.
International civil society organizations urge G-20 leaders to make progress on taxing financial speculation at summit in Seoul.
The U.S.-South Korea FTA is broken and not worth fixing.
The U.S.-Korean free-trade agreement holds no promise for workers or small farmers in either the United States or South Korea
The people of South Korea, North Korea and the United States are already paying a tax, not for reunification, but for preparation for war
United States fail to press the advantage in the Cheonan incident.
Two respected Korean-American researchers suggest there may have been a rush to judgment on the sinking of the Cheonan.
Did North Korea really have anything to do with the sinking of the Cheonan?
If we want to prevent any future Cheonans, we need to sit down with North Korea.
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.
Japan is on the verge of a political revolution, and the ripples might transform Asia as well.
South Korea and Japan are fighting over two tiny islands, but not because of fishing rights or the prospect of oil.
Coming up with the proper response to North Korea’s recent actions requires a careful assessment of Pyongyang motivations and regional geopolitics.
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.