This compulsion to treat North Koreans as victims, essentially the same in their experiences, who should be showcased as examples of injustice can be found throughout the global human rights community.
The Korean War ended more than 62 years ago, but not really. The warring parties only agreed to an armistice. Technically everyone still is at war.
China is not the only country in East Asia to eye the global thermometer and begin to sweat. Of the top ten emitters of carbon dioxide in the world, three are close neighbors: China, Japan, and South Korea.
Trump's macho reputation among his 25% rabidly loyal base is incredibly misguided, counter-intuitive and, worse, actually a threat to America. Trump is not "tough." He is not "strong." And he most certainly does not have the qualifications, or the temperament, to be president and commander in chief.
While the plot line is purely fictional, the technology described, its capabilities, and the consequences of its deployment are all very real.
Hands up -- who changed a Facebook pic to show solidarity with Paris? Raged about the barbarity of the gunmen? Or even, for those "tragedy hipsters" among us, bemoaned the relative indifference of Westerners to other brutal attacks in Lebanon, Kenya and now Nigeria? What about the World Food Programme's confirmation -- for the umpteenth time -- that 1 in 3 North Korean children is stunted due to malnutrition? Anyone?
The international system is shifting in ways not yet fully understood. Critics have pointed out the Obama administration's failure to articulate its vision for the U.S. role in a world evolving along so many dimensions. Yet the administration is not alone.
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.
Yeonmi Park's childhood reads like the kind of fiction best-suited for sadists, marked by starvation, the execution of a friend's mother, the imprisonment of her father, human trafficking, and chronic sexual violence.
Remember when renegade South Korean soldiers set off a bomb in Seoul during a festival and make it look like it was done by North Korea?
In September 2015, I traveled to North Korea to see, first-hand, what life was like inside the Hermit Kingdom. Much of the country was what I had expected: strange, ersatz, thick with propaganda. One thing's for sure: North Korea really is unlike any other place on Earth.
Wah, wah, wah! That's the collective whining of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and several GOP presidential candidates complaining of unfair, biased, mean-spirited debate moderators and their "gotcha" questions.
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.
I know, usually the adjectives 'cool' and 'abandoned' don't seem like they should be used in the same sentence, but they should be when you're talking about forgotten resort towns and hotels.
Washington should stop using the Pentagon as a global welfare agency. The U.S. government at least should charge for its defense services, as Donald Trump has suggested. This is a second best option. But America shouldn't be defending its rich friends for free.
Dear !: You were supposed to be "the smart one." So, before you get yourself deeper in dog doo-doo. Bottom line: "he kept us safe" doesn't pass the smell test. I suggest you sing a different (swan?) song.