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A Great Achievement in Economic Diplomacy

Matt Gold | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Matt Gold

A free trade agreement (FTA) expands economic opportunity in foreign markets for American workers and businesses, while doing the same for their foreign counterparts in our market. The increased trade improves the overall economy of each country. But, in order to avoid unwanted side effects, modern FTAs do more.

Breaking Boundaries, Finding Happiness: Being Transgender In Korea

공익인권법재단 공감 | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
공익인권법재단 공감

Living as a 'sexual minority' in Korea forces individuals to climb a steep and precarious stairway to happiness.

Meet the Architect of Haebangchon's Famous "Kimchi Pot Wall"

Rachel Stine | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts
Rachel Stine

This particular collection of earthenware jars is no accident. It's a work of art created by one the most famous dealers in traditional Korean ceramics, Ms. Youngun Shin.

A Crime Is A Crime, Even If She Wasn't Just An Innocent Little Girl

김세정 | Posted 01.04.2016 | World

The key point here is that the occupying nation-state and its military organization allowed and ran the comfort facilities. It doesn't matter who the individual victims were.

Kim Jong Un’s 'Closest Comrade' Dies In Car Crash

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.30.2015 | World

A senior North Korean official who was described as the country’s “top negotiator” with South Korea and a close aide to leader Kim ...

Korea's First-Ever Openly Gay Student Council President Speaks Out

HuffPost Korea | Sara Elkamel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

BoMi Kim has been the student council president at Korea's most prestigious university, Seoul National University, since late November. She is a...

I Am a 30-Year Old Lesbian From South Korea, Nice to Meet You

Gimusang | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Yes, I am a very typical and plain person, and have lived a normal life for 30 years. However, because I just used that seven letter word starting with L, I no longer exist in the range of ordinary that most people have in their mind.

Watch as This Guy Creates Almost Anything From Wire Hangers [VIDEO]

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

If the name Jihong Yeom is recognizable to you, you've probably seen his viral mind-blowing creations on social media. He was the genius behind the different forms and items made out of wire hangers. I was fortunate to interview him and have this opportunity to learn how it all started.

'Gangnam Style' Star Is Back With Bizarre New Video 'Daddy'

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.30.2015 | Entertainment

Just when you were finally getting “Gangnam Style” out of your head. Korean pop singer Psy is back with a music video for new sing...

Paris Can Be a Key Step

Robert Stavins | Posted 11.22.2015 | Green
Robert Stavins

I've been asked many times what success will look like in Paris. Here's my scorecard and my predictions of five key elements that -- if all were achieved -- would constitute an exceptionally successful 21st Conference of the Parties:

Time for U.S. To Retire Outdated Alliance with ROK

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

America is not at risk from North Korea or even the other Asian powers Snyder cites. Washington does not need the alliance with Seoul to deter Pyongyang. Like most of America's alliances, the U.S.-ROK treaty is entirely one-sided.

Reunions Won't Lead to a Breakthrough for Koreas

Andrew Kwon | Posted 11.03.2015 | World
Andrew Kwon

When the first reunion was organized in 2000, it was a diplomatic milestone symbolizing the end of a long chill between North and South Korea, reaffirming their commitment to reunification. Today, the status quo has evolved so much that the political potency of reunions has all but dissipated.

Walking Down the Streets of Seoul/Ramallah

Ed Gragert | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Ed Gragert

Border crossings and ad hoc and unpredictable checkpoints made us and the subjugated Palestinians into cattle, prodded and shouted at by Israelis with machine guns, proving who had colonial power and who had none.

Korean Couple Reunited After 65 Years Apart

HuffPost Korea | Sara Elkamel | Posted 10.20.2015 | World

  Soon-gyu Lee and In-se Oh were separated six months after they got married, and have spent the intermediary 65 years stuck on opposite si...

Korean Families Divided By War Reunite -- For A Brief Time

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.20.2015 | World

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U.S.-South Korea Alliance Treats Pentagon as Department of Foreign Welfare

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.03.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

U.S. foreign policy should reflect global realities. When they change, so should Washington's approach to the world. The radical transformation of Northeast Asia over the last six decades requires a similarly radical transformation of U.S. policy.

CAT AND DOG -- Prologue

Spottoon | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment

Young-Woo, an innocent girl who dreams of a fairytale is bound to have an arranged marriage with Seul-Woo, who, unlike her has an abrasive personality. A bittersweet love story about a young couple who are exactly the opposites; a cat and a dog.

North Korea Back In The Nuke Game

HuffPost | Posted 09.15.2015 | Arts
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A day after threatening rocket launches, North Korea declared Tuesday that it has revamped and restarted all its atomic bo...

Jobs, Higher Productivity Could Mean 3.5 Percent GDP

Harlan Green | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

It looks like we are returning to the goldilocks economy that prevailed for much of last year -- low inflation plus continued good job growth. But it also could mean better economic growth that has stayed in the 2 percent range during the Great Recession recovery to date.

How Mutual Recognition Can Avoid a Future War in Asia

Key-young Son | Posted 08.31.2015 | World
Key-young Son

SEOUL -- Any future war in Asia will not be about conflicting interests, but "a cultural war for mutual recognition."

South Korea Accuses North Korea Of Readying Troops Despite Talks

AP | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.24.2015 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korea's president on Monday vowed a hard line and signaled Seoul's mounting frustration as marathon negotia...

Turkey Pays Former CIA Director and Lobbyists to Misrepresent Attacks on Kurds and ISIS

Harut Sassounian | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

Among the U.S. lobbyists for Turkey, perhaps the most questionable is Porter Goss, CIA Director from 2004 to 2006, who has agreed to sell his soul and possibly U.S. national secrets for a fistful of Turkish Liras.

China's Currency Manipulation Should Serve As A Warning About TPP

James P. Hoffa | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

At a time when income inequality is running rampant in the U.S., workers don't need even more "free" trade agreements that will further strip this nation's economy of middle-income jobs.

America and China Face the 21st Century: Replace Confrontation with Cooperation

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.13.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Goldstein performs two critical tasks in his new book, Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging U.S.-China Rivalry (Georgetown University Press). First, he acknowledges the legitimacy of the PRC's desire for a greater international role. Second, he offers a strategy of cooperation for the two nations, which includes recognizing natural but much-reviled "spheres of influence."

Unexpected Turn of Events

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I knew the day was going to be weird because I woke up fully rested and without my usual assortment of arthritic pains.