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'Secrets of State' A Conversation with Matthew Palmer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Matthew Palmer is a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service. Having been at ground zero for many pressing global issues from Kosovo to Africa, he has extensive knowledge of international crises.

Warships From South Korea, North Korea Exchange Warning Shots

AP | KIM TONG-HYUNG | Posted 10.06.2014 | World

KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Warships from the rival Koreas exchanged warning shots Tuesday after a North Korean sh...

Korea's Domestic Cold War

John Feffer | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
John Feffer

South Korea is a democracy, a thriving one if measured by the sheer size and energy of its civil society and the stability of its political institutions. But what is happening in South Korea today is deeply disturbing nonetheless.

Why Moscow Is Important to Pyongyang

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

If war were to break out, the presumed influx of refugees into Russia could create a humanitarian crisis and a burdensome price tag for the Kremlin -- just as it would for China. Russia is similarly vulnerable to any radiation that may blow from the peninsula on to Russian territory.

North Korea Urges Foreigners To Vacate South Korea

AP | Posted 06.09.2013 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- North Korea on Tuesday urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on ...

China Calls For Restraint After N.Korea Issues More Threats

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2013 | World

BEIJING, March 26 (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it hopes all sides on the Korean peninsula can exercise restraint, after North Korea ordered its...

South Korea Will Retaliate If Attacked, Military Says

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | World

By Jack Kim and Louis Charbonneau SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS, March 6 (Reuters) - South Korea's military said it will strike back at North K...

South Korea Thinks North Korea Hacked One Of Its Newspaper

AP | By HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 03.18.2013 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday that North Korea was behind a cyberattack last year against a conservative Seoul newspaper crit...

War Games Called A Warning To North Korea

AP | By AHN YOUNG-JOON and SAM KIM | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

POCHEON, South Korea -- A huge North Korean flag disappeared behind a tower of flames and thick black smoke Friday as South Korean fighter jets and U....

How to Handle North Korea: Don't Just Do Something, Stand There

Rajan Menon | Posted 06.16.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

Truculence reinforced by conciliation guarantees more of the former. But North Korea is no child. Nor should it be treated like one given the catastrophic consequences that war on the Korean peninsula would bring. Yet, analysts tend to exaggerate North's power.

U.S. Weighs NKorea Policy After Kim Death

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 02.17.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says it remains committed to stability on the Korean peninsula and is closely monitoring developments ther...

Obama Hosts Close Ally After Trade Agreement Passes

AP | MATTHEW PENNINGTON and ERICA WERNER | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama praised a just-completed trade deal with South Korea on Thursday as he welcomed the country's president to t...

US, South Korea War Games To Go On After Deadly North Korea Shelling

AP | DAVID GUTTENFELDER and HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea — The U.S. and South Korea launched joint war games Sunday as a top official from North Korea's ally China met South ...

North Korea Fires Artillery Off West Coast

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired about 110 rounds of artillery Monday near its disputed sea border with South Korea, the South's military ...

Hundreds Of Korean Families Separated For More Than 50 Years Reunite

AP | KWANG-TAE KIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — Lee Dong-un cried and held the hands of his 60-year-old North Korean daughter Saturday during their first meeting in more t...