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'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Time for U.S. To Retire Outdated Alliance with ROK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 09.21.2015 | 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.

On Korean Christian Homophobia

Michael Hurt | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Hurt

As a professor, photographer, and visual sociologist living in Seoul, South Korea for the last 13 years, I felt it was my duty to offer a little bit more depth to the photoreportage and paucity of analysis going on around the seemingly crazed antics that surrounded the recent Korean Queer Culture Festival that went on this past weekend.

A War That Should Never Have Been Necessary, the Division of an Ancient People Against Their Will

Congressman Paul N. “Pete” McCloskey, Jr. | Posted 06.25.2015 | World
Congressman Paul N. “Pete” McCloskey, Jr.

America, having been responsible for approving the cruel Japanese occupation of Korea for forty years, and casually allowing the division of the country in 1945, should lead the way in working towards reconciliation no matter how daunting the task.

Photos Of North Korea's Historic Drought Show The Country's Cracked And Drying Earth

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 06.23.2015 | World

NAMPHO, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials are concerned that unusually light precipitation so far this year might lead to bad harvests and p...

Stitching Korea Back Together

Jodie Evans | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Jodie Evans

Thirty peace activists from 15 countries arrived in Beijing on May 17th. I knew 11 of the women before arriving but most of the women knew maybe one or two others and a few knew no one.

A New Era for Trade Diplomacy -- With a Climate Protection Twist

Carl Pope | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

That is one of the most important political events of the past several years. Investor oriented globalization faces by far its most serious challenge -- now its up to those of us who have been left out of trade diplomacy to come forward with better ideas.

What to Expect at COP-20 in Lima

Robert Stavins | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
Robert Stavins

On Monday, December 1, the Twentieth Conference of the Parties (COP-20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commence...

4 New Trumps Shaking Fast Track's House Of (Trading) Cards

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Carl Pope

With these four new trump cards on the table, the odds against fast-track get better -- and almost certainly the next Presidential election will put the candidates of both parties to the test. Trade diplomacy's House of Cards looks ever shakier -- even if it doesn't topple in the next few months.

8 Photos For Remembering On Memorial Day

Geoff Livingston | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

Memorial Day is upon us, the special day in the United States when we remember the people who died while serving in our country's armed forces. Here is a virtual tribute to those that made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.