Me and Boyfriend General at the Concrete "Wall" Chapter 15 Excerpt THE DAY I HIT THE WALL I didn't remember selecting "Concrete Wall" from the lis...
This was how it would go. She would reply to my question with such absurd nonsense that I would either have to just suck it up and stop asking questions or prepare to dig in, and let the baby-talk roll.
I wonder what sorts of discoveries we, as students, can also gain from examining our own family histories, and the kinds of thought-provoking and extraordinary tales we can unearth about how we came to be where we are today.
Great powers usually have client states. Although a sign of influence, the latter often are more trouble than they are worth. North Korea increasingly appears that way for Beijing.
What do 'MasterChef' Korea, Dennis Rodman, and a Swiss private school all have in common? Some ties to Kim Jung-un, of course. The eccentric dictator is back making headlines with another painfully ironic story that the western world can't help but eat up.
You just know some things are wrong. Being shaken down by a Buddhist monk at a thousand-plus-year-old temple is one of those things.
Take one look at my bookshelf, and you're guaranteed to see floor-to-ceiling titles about North Korea. I've worked with refugees from the DPRK for si...
While the passions of internal discord have stalled the once-confident global march of the West, the East, led by China, is looking ahead with a decades-long strategy to revive the ancient Silk Road through Eurasia as the core of the world's economy and civilization. As Oxford historian Peter Frankopan, author of "The Silk Roads: A New History of the World," writes: "The age of the West is all but at an end when it comes to taking the lead and planning for the future." (continued)
Many Ukrainians expect America and Europe to save them. Suggest that they are living a fantasy gets you tarred as a blatant fool and Russian stooge. Yet Ukraine shouldn't waste time posing as a fairy tale maiden in distress waiting for rescue by the Western knight in shining armor. Kiev risks ending up as a failed state.
REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION REAL CLEAR DEFENSE The wild child of North Korea - Dictator-in-Chief Kim Jong-un - has overseen four nuclear tests to ...
To many Americans, then, North Korea seems an appalling place. But they regard it as distant, backward and relatively harmless. They are wrong.
This week, two faces of globalization -- tax havens and refugee camps -- were dramatically on display. As the "Panama Papers" revealed, the super-rich and well-connected have been sending boatloads of money offshore to hide their wealth and escape taxation. Powerless and penniless refugees who risked their lives on rickety vessels to reach Europe's safe shores were being sent back from camps in Greece to an uncertain fate amid the violence, misery and insecurity of the regions from which they had escaped. (continued)
Would the construction of an 18-foot high concrete fence running the length of the border greatly disrupt the flow of illegal people, drugs, and weapons into the U.S.? Certainly. Will it be 100 percent effective? Certainly not.
South Korea claims that North Korea has miniaturized a nuclear warhead to fit on the tip of a missile. They are probably right.
It has been amply demonstrated that the use of plutonium as a fuel in nuclear reactors makes no economic sense. It's time to end this costly and pointless industry.
Seung-il Byun is a traditional Korean painter, noted for using circular canvas and depicting pastoral landscapes of the Joseon Dynasty. He is even more famous, however, as the president of the Korea Association of the Deaf, where he is a fierce advocate for deaf people across the peninsula.