Regions / South Korea
U.S. military bases are very costly to the people of the Asia-Pacific region and to people here in America as well.
Allegations of Agent Orange use are rekindling the anti-base movements in South Korea and Japan.
The struggle over Jeju Island in South Korea is heating up, with civil society activists standing up against a powerful military.
Choi was arrested for her attempts to prevent the construction of a naval base in Jeju's Gangjeong Village, a base that many suspect would become a new port for the U.S. Navy.
On July 27, 2011 scholars from the Institute for Policy Studies, South Korea, and the Washington Peace Center will hold a special discussion on the status of the Korean War Armistice and why a peace treaty to end the Korean War matters today in the context of the current military issues facing East Asia and the overall need for peacebuilding in this region.
President Obama is trying to sell free trade agreements as win-win deals. The problem is that most people will only win dubious prizes.
Whistleblowers have unearthed the widespread use of Agent Orange by the U.S. military in Korea.
A proposed naval base on the South Korean island of Jeju has encountered fierce resistance from the residents.
In towns and cities all over Japan farewell gatherings were being held, as "returnees" to North Korea packed their bags and boarded trains that would take them to the port of Niigata where, after various formalities including a "confirmation of free will" by the International Committee of the Red Cross, they would board Russian ships for the voyage to Cheongjin in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
The South Korean government is on the verge of bringing much-needed reform to what has been the world's largest child-export industry.