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K-pop: Soft Power for the Global Cool

Linda Constant | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Linda Constant

Governmental cultural diplomacy can sometimes come off as forced or out-of-touch, but K-pop is an authentic reflection and spectacle of youth culture that is impressively close to the pulse of the "global cool."

Obama, Korean President Pitching Trade Deal In Michigan

Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- President Barack Obama and South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak are promoting ...

PHOTOS: FLOTUS, Dignitaries Arrive At State Dinner In Style

Posted 12.13.2011 | Style

The White House didn't let a little foul weather rain on the parade of high style at Thursday night's State Dinner. Held in honor of visiting South...

Joint Challenges for U.S.-South Korea Alliance

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 12.13.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's state visit to the United States today comes on the heels of congressional approval for a long-pending Free Trade Agreement between the countries. The pact is another achievement in a strong alliance that experts say has "never been better."

South Korea Soldiers Do Bare-Chested Snow Training

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Following an exchange of artillery fire last November, tensions between the two Koreas remain at an all-time high. And as the AFP is reporting, South...

South Korea: Seeking Reunification by Live Fire?

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

2010-12-20-20koreaspancndarticleLarge.jpgRather than waiting patiently for reunification to take place through negotiations, the South Korean Lee Myoung-bak administration wants to accelerate the process, by force if necessary.

China's Free Rider Syndrome

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Will Marshall

There is no method to North Korea's madness. And as long as China keeps enabling Pyongyang's belligerent behavior, the world's response will remain dangerous.

Behind the Korean Crisis, Dangers of a US-China Clash

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

China cannot allow a US fleet to long operate in its most important waters, any more than the US would permit a Chinese fleet to demonstrate in Chesapeake Bay or the Gulf of Mexico.

S. Korean President Replaces Prime Minister, Defense Minister | CHOE SANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL �" President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea replaced his prime minister on Thursday in a cabinet reshuffle that also removed the country's defen...

What Comes after Kim Dae Jung?

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

The recent progress in North-South Korean relations - a released South Korean detainee, an agreement to reenergize several key projects - suggests that the policies of the 'sunshine generation' are still bearing fruit.

Obama Having Beer Blasts at the White House

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sybil Adelman Sage

If this works, look for Obama to schedule Octoberfests to mediate a truce between Candy and Tori Spelling.

G-20 Advice From South Korean President

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When world leaders met at the G-20 summit in Washington, D.C., last November, our hope was that by the first quarter of this year we would have largel...

North Korea: We Are On Brink Of War With The South

The Independent | Jonathan Thatcher in Seoul | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

North Korea said yesterday it was scrapping all accords with South Korea, a move the South's prime minister said could be timed to coincide with Barac...

Choi Jin-sil Suicide Reignites South Korean Debate On Web Regulation

New York Times | Choe Sang-Hun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SEOUL -- Choi Jin-sil, a movie star, was the closest thing South Korea had to a national sweetheart. So when Ms. Choi, 39, was found dead in her apar...