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.
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.