Posts Tagged: South Korea
The people of South Korea, North Korea and the United States are already paying a tax, not for reunification, but for preparation for war
United States fail to press the advantage in the Cheonan incident.
Two respected Korean-American researchers suggest there may have been a rush to judgment on the sinking of the Cheonan.
Did North Korea really have anything to do with the sinking of the Cheonan?
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.
Japan is on the verge of a political revolution, and the ripples might transform Asia as well.
South Korea and Japan are fighting over two tiny islands, but not because of fishing rights or the prospect of oil.
The Obama administration needs to recognize an aggressive policy toward North Korea is as ineffective now as it was during Clinton and Bush.
Coming up with the proper response to North Korea's recent actions requires a careful assessment of Pyongyang motivations and regional geopolitics.