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 United States is sanctioning North Korea at the worst time — for itself, as well as them.
The people of South Korea, North Korea and the United States are already paying a tax, not for reunification, but for preparation for war
The United States is yet again tightening sanctions against North Korea. The policy hasn’t worked for six decades, why will it work now?
Like any tyrant, Kim Jong-il relies on numerous tools of authoritarian control to stay in power.
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.
No more excuses: This lawlessness has got to stop.
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.
Effective engagement doesn’t always translate into a good news story.
Japan is on the verge of a political revolution, and the ripples might transform Asia as well.
The death of Kim Dae Jung, the suicide of Roh Moo Hyun, and the illness of Kim Jong Il all point to the end of a generation committed to North-South engagement.
Burma and North Korea are the pariahs of Asia. Are these birds of a feather flocking together?