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Darkness at High Noon

John Feffer | Posted 02.19.2016 | Home
John Feffer

As the world focuses on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis in Europe, and the primary slugfest in the United States, the two Koreas are heading toward a catastrophe in the Far East.

Letter From Seoul

John Feffer | Posted 01.06.2015 | Home
John Feffer

For more than half a millennium, this narrow alleyway in the heart of Seoul stretched for several kilometers. Today, only a tiny stretch of Pimatgol remains, along with a wooden gate that leads into a half-block of modern storefronts. The fate of Pimatgol reflects the forward-looking trajectory of South Korea.

Korea's Balloon War

John Feffer | Posted 01.05.2015 | Home
John Feffer

Korean human rights activists send all sorts of things by balloon across the border into North Korea. Despite the volume of these deliveries, it's not clear whether much of the contraband makes it into the hands of the intended recipients. What is clear, however, is that the North Korean government is very unhappy about this activism.

The Tao of North Korea

John Feffer | Posted 11.18.2014 | Home
John Feffer

The reality of the Korean peninsula is, of course, vastly more complicated than these either-or contrasts. Stop thinking of the peninsula as two completely distinct halves, with barbed wire running down the middle.

LOOK: Brilliant Photos Show The Real North Korea

Posted 10.07.2013 | Home

These days, unless you're Dennis Rodman, there's a slim chance you'd be able to experience North Korea to its fullest. The Hermit Kingdom is notorious...

Koreas Finally Agree To Reopen Joint Industrial Park

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2013 | Home

By Ju-min Park SEOUL, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Rivals North and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to restart a troubled joint industrial park...

North Korea Vows To Reopen Troubled Industrial Complex

Reuters | Jack Kim | Posted 10.06.2013 | Home

(Adds South Korea comment, paragraphs 8-9) By Jack Kim SEOUL, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Impoverished North Korea said on Wednes...

South Korea: Pyongyang's Demands 'Incomprehensible'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.05.2013 | Home

South Korea on Monday dismissed an "incomprehensible" list of North Korean demands for reviving suspended operations at a jointly-run industrial park....

South Korea Warns North Against Closing Kaesong

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Home

SEOUL, April 9 (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Tuesday North Korea would hurt its credibilty as a place to do business if i...

North Korea Laborers Don't Show For Work

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Home

* Kaesong employs more than 50,000 N.Korean labourers * S.Korea yet to confirm report that North Koreans didn't show up for work ...

SKoreans Remain In Joint Industrial Zone Despite North's Threats

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2013 | Home

By Ju-min Park PAJU, South Korea, April 4 (Reuters) - Hundreds of South Koreans rejected the chance to leave factories in North Korea ...

North Korea Reportedly Refusing South Korea Workers Entry To Jointly-Run Factory Park

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2013 | Home

SEOUL, April 3 (Reuters) - North Korean authorities were not allowing any South Korean workers into a joint industrial park on Wednesday, South Kore...

Zach Carter

Korea Trade Agreement Would Subsidize North Korea Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2004, Hyundai inked one of the best land deals in history. For a mere $12 million, the South Korean conglomerate secured the rights t...