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.

Sixty Years of Failed Sanctions

The United States is yet again tightening sanctions against North Korea. The policy hasn’t worked for six decades, why will it work now?

High Seas

High Seas

No more excuses: This lawlessness has got to stop.

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.

After the Sunshine Generation

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.

Asia’s Axis of Evil?

Burma and North Korea are the pariahs of Asia. Are these birds of a feather flocking together?