Regions / South Korea
Thomas Friedman once said the hidden hand of the market needs the hidden fist of the military. The TPP and the Obama administration's Pacific Pivot pack both.
Sepulchre of repeated images / Won't someone shatter the pure reflection of glass?
Parents and students in Japan's "North Korean" schools struggle to maintain their identity in an increasingly hostile environment.
China has grown more willing to assert historical claims to its sphere of influence, but it would be a mistake to regard this as “aggression” that requires an American response.
South Korea's conservative government is rolling back free speech protections and going after progressive activists and political parties.
Criminal indictments for defamation have more than doubled in South Korea, chilling free speech and giving pause to critics of President Park Geun-hye and her party.
South Korea may be better known for its high-tech exports, but its small farmers are leading the way when it comes to food sovereignty and community agriculture.
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.