Regions / North Korea
In North Korea, the threat of desertification should be raised to the same level as nuclear nonproliferation.
Often suspected of being spies, many North Korean defectors to South Korea are greeted with some of the same mistreatment they sought to escape up North.
Despite hawkish new posturing from the U.S., China is still basically playing by Washington's rules when it comes to North Korea.
The crisis of people-trafficking and sexual exploitation in Northeast Asia is not a nationalist issue; it is a gender issue.
Developments on the Korean peninsula will almost certainly influence calculations made in Washington and Tehran.
It's time for us to grow up in our assessments of North Korea.
North Korea policymakers must look beyond the nuclear issue to consider the human rights of the population.
In the current crisis on the Korean peninsula, the Obama administration is virtually repeating the 2004 Bush playbook.
Only North Koreans can change North Korea.
The U.S. needs to come up with a new and different Pacific pivot that places peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula at the top of the list of priorities.