Regions / South Korea
Recent scrutiny of U.S.-Japan base realignment and Okinawan anti-base opposition has overshadowed U.S. military issues in South Korea. As others have argued, the struggle in Okinawa represents only one facet of the larger global struggle against U.S. bases.
A new naval base on Jeju Island will only make a bad maritime security situation in Northeast Asia worse.
New documents reveal larger U.S. role in suppressing the popular uprising in South Korea in 1980.
Did North Korea really have anything to do with the sinking of the Cheonan?
New U.S. documents reveal Washington's complicity with dictators around the Kwangju uprising of 1980 in South Korea.
If we want to prevent any future Cheonans, we need to sit down with North Korea.
South Korea has continuously increased its military spending since 2000 at a rate higher than conventional explanations would expect. Its spending grew 200 percent for the past ten years, higher than would be warranted by the growth of its economy or government budget over the same period.
A new approach needs to be taken if we're going to achieve progress in Northeast Asia.
Maybe the secret to reunification in the Korean peninsula is winning over hearts and stomachs.
An interview with Kim Dong-choon, recently retired Standing Commissioner of South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.