Regions / Asia & Pacific
Despite the recent change in North Korea's leadership, it is important that talks resume between Pyongyang and Japan.
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.
Why should anyone believe that catering to the interests of U.S. corporations located in or returning from China will make American workers any better off?
If NAFTA is any indication, the TPPA will open up the islands of the South Pacific to tremendous exploitation.
U.S. sanctions on Iran are causing a rift in its relationship with India.
North Korea is executing a pivot of its own.
According to Gingrich's logic, North Vietnam would have been justified in attacking the United States.
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.
For some bizarre reason, U.S. observers expect the latest Chinese leader to suddenly tear off his clothes and reveal a Captain America suit underneath.
The presence of military bases in Japan has been a strong cause of unrest and outspoken frustation.