Regions / South Korea
By targeting public officials who scrutinize the country's notorious internal intelligence service, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye is rolling back hard-won democratic gains in South Korea.
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.
The crisis of people-trafficking and sexual exploitation in Northeast Asia is not a nationalist issue; it is a gender issue.
In the current crisis on the Korean peninsula, the Obama administration is virtually repeating the 2004 Bush playbook.
North Korea has announced that it's withdrawing its workforce 53,000 workers from the Kaesong Industrial Complex, jointly held with South Korean.
What if the North Koreans grew desperate enough to attempt to conquer only the portions of South Korea closest to them -- which are also the most valuable?
What the North Korean leadership is hoping to achieve by its belligerence is anyone's guess, but the aggressive U.S. response has only escalated tensions.
The road to peace in Korea runs through Washington, but women must steward it along the way.
As he enters his second term, Barack Obama must confront the role of 'strategic patience' as a central driver of our current crisis in Korea.
Withdrawing U.S. troops from the Korean peninsula could kickstart diplomatic progress in Northeast Asia--and save billions of dollars to boot.