Brownbag: Rethinking the Asia Pivot

A conversation about U.S. policy in the Pacific and the social movements that are challenging militarism in the region, featuring Ko Youkyoung and Raymond Palatino.

The United States Re-Balancing In East Asia

The United States Re-Balancing In East Asia

You’re invited to a seminar on adopting a 100-year time-frame to address a range of innovative policies that could ensure a long-term and cooperative U.S. presence.

Korea and the U.S. Elections

Korea and the U.S. Elections

When it comes to foreign policy, significant transformation is as unlikely in Washington as it is in Pyongyang.

The Two Koreas in 2012: Dramatic Change on the Horizon

The Two Koreas in 2012: Dramatic Change on the Horizon

The aim of the event is to foster a discussion on the potential for significant change in North Korea, South Korea, and North-South relations over the course of the upcoming year. The event will feature three keynote speakers including Wookshik Cheong who is the director of Peace Network in Seoul, up and coming South Korean activist Youn-Ae Park who has worked to halt the construction of the naval base on Jeju Island, and FPIF’s very own John Feffer who has worked extensively on issues pertaining to the Korean Peninsula.

From Armistice to Peace Treaty: A Step Towards Ending the Korean War

From Armistice to Peace Treaty: A Step Towards Ending the Korean War

On July 27, 1953, the U.S. signed an Armistice agreement with China and North Korea to temporarily halt the fighting that claimed 4 million lives and divided 10 million families pending a formulation of a peace treaty. Despite the desire of people in North and South Korea for peace and reconciliation, no peace treaty has been signed, though China has normalized relations with the U.S. and South Korea.

 

July 26 Marks the 58th Anniversary of the Onset of the Cuban Revolution

The film by Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Saul Landau, “Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up,” featuring Landau, Danny Glover and Fidel Castro (at age 84), shows how the U.S.-backed violence against Cuba has continued for decades and our government’s unusual obsession with Fidel Castro has led to the unjust conviction of the Cuban 5.

Review: The Postman

Review: The Postman

In Mun Dok-su’s epic poem, a postman travels through the history of war to deliver an important message to humanity.

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.

A Cluster of Fallacies

The U.S. rationale for skipping the cluster bomb negotiations is truly off the wall.

Asia’s New Axis?

New leaders in Australia and South Korea could mean a shift in geopolitical weight in Asia.

Korean Bases of Concern

The Pentagon is restructuring its bases in South Korea. Welcome to the future of the U.S. global military presence.

Gender and U.S. Bases in Asia-Pacific

Violence against women, violation of local autonomy, and contamination of the environment are all part of the U.S. military footprint in Asia.