Under the Obama administration, U.S. policy toward North Korea largely has devolved into the president sitting in the Oval Office, closing his eyes, and hoping the nuclear monsters will go away. Alas, it hasn't worked.
Much is said these days about the mismatch of missions and resources for the military. Indeed, the chants of neoconservatives on Capitol Hill have gotten quite loud: more military spending, more personnel, more weapons.
Someone once described the dissolution of the USSR as a typical Soviet divorce -- you're no longer married but you're still forced to live in the same apartment. So it is with North and South Korea, which have had more than their share of animosity the past half century, which has, not surprisingly, affected the U.S. in one way or the other.
"We have learned that any solution to our problems require much more that the piecemeal measures attempted in the past. It demands nothing less than a...
Living as a 'sexual minority' in Korea forces individuals to climb a steep and precarious stairway to happiness.
When a fashion designer includes a dried petal in his invitation and quotes a Cherokee proverb about man's struggle between good and evil, he's got me at "Hello".
North Korea's latest nuclear blast, whether an actual hydrogen bomb test or something short of that, reminds the world that, for all the jokes about him, the unpredictable dictator in Pyongyang is no joke.
Do I think I'm crazy for putting myself through any of the situations mentioned above? Absolutely. But there's always two sides to a coin, you see. Seeing my family together with my grandfather on his birthday was heartbreaking, but it made me happy to know he wasn't lonely.
Week of 1/4/16 to 1/10/16 Twitter polls have become all the rage and I am continuing to take full advantage of them each week by boldly engaging th...
The United Nations Security Council called an emergency meeting on the North Korea less than 24 hours after the test occurred in what can only be described as the same, never-ending story of attack, counterattack.
The agreement is neither landmark nor a resolution, as it has failed to involve the survivors or respond appropriately to their demands. Further, it has relocated the human rights struggle of survivors and civil society into the hands of the State.
Japan and South Korea have very close alliances with the United States. They also have had diplomatic relations with each other for 50 years, not to ...
Yes, I am a very typical and plain person, and have lived a normal life for 30 years. However, because I just used that seven letter word starting with L, I no longer exist in the range of ordinary that most people have in their mind.
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.
Eunmi has a new, and markedly different, job. She is a modern-day shaman in Seoul, practicing a 4,000 year-old folk religion in which mediums communicate with nature spirits to help the living with their most profound problems.