Tim Shorrock is an investigative journalist and labor activist whose work has been featured in many publications such as Salon, Huffington Post, The Nation, Inter Press Service, The Los Angeles Times, and Foreign Policy in Focus. He is an expert on US-Korean relations, US intelligence and foreign policy.


Tall Tale about Special Forces in North Korea?

The Army denies a story about the use of Special Forces in North Korea. But a great deal lies behind this slip of the lip.

Postcard from…Havana

Cuba belongs in the U.S. circle of friends.

Clapper: Managing the Intelligence Enterprise

James Clapper, Obama’s choice to head up national intelligence, has extensive ties to private intelligence outfits and the policies of the previous administration.

60-Second Expert: Kwangju Uprising

New documents reveal larger U.S. role in suppressing the popular uprising in South Korea in 1980.

The Lasting Significance of Kwangju

New U.S. documents reveal Washington’s complicity with dictators around the Kwangju uprising of 1980 in South Korea.

Revisiting Intelligence Reform

Congress and the next president must take U.S. intelligence agencies away from the Pentagon and put them under civilian control.

Raw Deal Between Washington and Seoul

The recently signed free trade agreement marks the fourth time the United States has tried to remake the Korean economy. This time, the attempt may fail.

Okinawa and the U.S. Military in Northeast Asia

The G8 Summit in Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, focuses world attention on the huge U.S. military presence in Northeast Asia.

Labors Foreign Policy Heads in a New Direction

Labor’s foreign policy and the split in the AFL-CIO.

Roh’s Election Victory and the Widening Gap Between the U.S. and South Korea

The December election of human rights activist Roh Moo-hyun as South Korea’s next president has turned into a giant wake-up call for U.S. policymakers and foreign affairs specialists.

Paul Wolfowitz, Reagan’s Man in Indonesia, Is Back at the Pentagon

Wolfowitz takes powerful position in the Pentagon.

Asian Financial Crisis

The Clinton administration continues to promote the deeply flawed “Washington consensus” of neoliberal globalization in the APEC countries.


With South Korea facing serious economic problems and North Korea nearing political collapse, the Korean peninsula is entering a period of turbulence and change.

    Central Intelligence Agency and other Intelligence, Debt Reflief, Export-Import Bank, International Banking, International Monetary Fund, Japan, North Korea, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), South Korea, State Department, Trade Agreements, Trade and Labor, treasury, World Bank

    Clapper: Managing the Intelligence Enterprise

    The Eurasia Review | June 23, 2010

    CIA Documents Detail False Predictions on Korea

    The Washington Post | June 2, 2010