It’s not likely that an Occupy Pyongyang movement will set up tents in Kim Il Sung Square anytime soon. But the same widening inequalities that plague the United States and the global economy can also be found inside North Korea.
With cheap imports woven tightly into U.S. manufacturing and retail, corporations have a lot at stake.
North Korea is executing a pivot of its own.
The resumption of contact between Washington and Pyongyang will not likely yield immediate results, but the United States can still take certain steps to improve relations now.
The South Korean government used the National Security Law to suppress dissent in Jeju in 1948 and again today.
In Address to Congress, President Obama returned to his perceived strong suit to discuss how the United States must operate from a position of strength.
Every time a new administration takes office in Washington, it behaves like an amnesiac toward North Korea.
When we focus our analysis on personalities like Assad in Syria or Kim Jong Un in North Korea, we succumb to our own personality cult.
All eyes are on North Korea after Kim Jong Il’s death. But the real changes are taking place in the South.
More than ever, North Korea will likely turn to China as its primary provider of food, money and material resources.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and Czech leader Vaclav Havel, although political opposites, shared some things in common.
The West tries to reassure itself that North Korea’s nuclear weapons won’t get lost in the shuffle of succession.
The Obama administration has achance to use the death of Kim Jong Il to open a new chapter in its relationship with North Korea.
An Asian spring may be next.
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