Posts Tagged: Northeast Asia
The test of a first-rate policy toward North Korea is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time — the horror of the labor camps and the imperative of political engagement — and still retain the ability to function.
Coming up with the proper response to North Korea's recent actions requires a careful assessment of Pyongyang motivations and regional geopolitics.
Washington can't rely on Beijing to clean up this mess.
North Korea's nuclear test and Roh Moo-Hyun's suicide have both cast a shadow on inter-Korean cooperation. But engagement is needed now more than ever.
China and the United States should definitely be talking more about economic and environmental issues. But they also need to talk about reducing their military spending and avoiding a new cold war.
John Feffer argues with Brent Choi and Joowoon Jung about the proper response to North Korea's behavior.
The Obama administration needs to abandon its default position and seriously engaged North Korea.
Pyongyang is on the verge of conducting another nuclear test. Washington should consider a bigger stick and a bigger carrot.
Relations with North Korea have taken a turn for the worse, but there is also opportunity in this crisis.
The Obama administration can do better on Africa policy.