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From Bloody Nose Ridge to the Valley of Death

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

If and when North Korea's Kumgangsan (Diamond Mountain) resort opens again for foreign visitors, you can actually move through the most heavily fortified border to a scene of spectacular beauty.

Korea-Japan Standoff: Why Americans Should Care

Alexis Dudden | Posted 11.14.2012 | Home
Alexis Dudden

Korea and Japan have spiraled into their worst relations in decades over tensions surrounding a few rocky islets in the ocean between them.

Rocks with Roles

Rajan Menon | Posted 11.08.2012 | Home
Rajan Menon

Despite the tininess of East Asia's contested islets, the ways in which the disputes over them play out between Japan and China will serve as a bellwether for how peaceful the region will be as this century progresses.