Regions / South Korea
The simmering tensions in East Asia are echoes of Washington's Cold War intrigues—and the Pentagon's not-so-secret plans for battle with China.
The last time the U.S. accused Russia of downing a civilian airliner, nuclear war nearly broke out.
Despite its peace constitution, Japan boasts one of the largest militaries in the world.
A growing global movement is ensuring that if the Japanese government won't hold itself to account for its crimes against women, then history will.
For some Korean American activists, the Sewol ferry disaster is a reminder that South Korean capitalism is a product of the country's authoritarian past—a past in which the U.S. played no small part.
The South Korean government is now bearing the brunt of the public’s wrath over the Sewol ferry tragedy.
Both Koreas have recognized at some deep level that the rules of the game are rigged in favor of the already powerful.
If Obama thought his short pass through Pacific would boost the much-vaunted U.S. “pivot” to Asia, he soon discovered that the world is not cooperating with his best-laid plans.
For 60 years, Koreans on both sides of the DMZ have awaited a peace treaty. Instead they've gotten an arms race and political repression.
Washington's past and present foreign policies are sustaining the fraught security environment in East Asia.