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Open Letter To The Korean President: 61 Years After Armistice, Democracy Is More Vital Than Ever

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

It is my hope that the 33,686 US soldiers who gave their lives in Korea, together with another 8,176 US soldiers who were missing in action, did not make the ultimate sacrifice in defense of your freedom to enable freedom's destruction under your government.

The World Cup and Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This is, of course, a false contrast as baseball is popular in much East Asia, the Caribbean and increasingly in a few other countries besides the US. Soccer, while the world's most popular sport has failed to catch on in many parts of South Asia and is one of several popular sports in Australia, parts of East Asia and North America.

Call a Slave a Slave

Alexis Dudden | Posted 07.10.2014 | World
Alexis Dudden

Importantly, matters now go far beyond the Abe administration's demonstrated strategy of blaming the victim for the crime and semantic brinksmanship. Under Abe, Japan will select from international law at whim.

Letter from Seoul: China and South Korea vs. Japan and North Korea?

Dr. Jin Park | Posted 07.07.2014 | World
Dr. Jin Park

China's continuous rise and China's active strategic engagement with South Korea are increasingly challenging the basis of the U.S.-Japan-South Korea cooperative triangle in Northeast Asia. South Korea, on its part, is also upgrading its cooperation with China on economic partnership, a political dialogue (to persuade North Korea to renounce its nuclear ambition) and on the historical posture vis-a-vis Japan.

America Is Number One, Always

Blake Henderson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

Let me start off by saying that I don't really care for numbers. Never have. But there's one number that I know in my heart to be true: that America is number one.

That's Gross!? -- Eating Internationally

Kevin Richberg | Posted 06.26.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

In this Moments in Travel I visit the Jagalchi Fish Market in Busan, South Korea, escorted by a group of local hospitality students. They introduce me to a fundamental staple of Korean cuisine, fresh seafood, so fresh in fact, that pieces of it are still "alive" when I consume it...

Living With the Bomb, Pyongyang Style

Thomas H. Lee | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Thomas H. Lee

The Korean War started 64 years ago today on June 25, 1950. The time has come for the United States and the rest of the world to accept that North Korea has, or will soon have, nuclear weapons

Deulmusae: South Korea's Penis Restaurant

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 06.25.2014 | Travel
Mimsie Ladner

It's not the size that counts, but the way it's incorporated into a themed restaurant that really matters.

What Dubai Can Learn from Rome and the Korean Wave

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 06.18.2014 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Arab culture, and certainly Emirati more specifically, is rich and encompasses music, dance, food and traditional crafts. However, we -- as Arabs -- have a long way to go before this can be developed and exported.

A Happy Father's Day From Seoul

Roger Nam | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Roger Nam

He was wearing a perfectly fitted suit, and a tightly knotted tie. In the photo, I see my dad as confident, assertive, and filled with an optimism that defied the poverty and political unrest of 1960s Korea.

Era of Benign Neglect of House Price Booms Is Over

Min Zhu | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business
Min Zhu

House prices are inching up. But is this a cause for much cheer? Or are we watching the same movie again?

North Korea, Hillsong and the Denial of Denial

Peter Rollins | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion
Peter Rollins

North Korea never fails to offer up interesting and telling examples of how ideology functions. One such example can be found in their claim that homosexuality doesn't actually exist there.

Psy, Snoop & Kimmel Rock Some Karaoke

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy

Psy and Snoop Dogg/Lion have one of the hottest music videos out right now, but it may surprise you to learn the two have never come close to getting ...

What Is It About June?

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

What is it about June? June is a month that is filled with recent history's auspicious and horrible remembrances, memorials and prayers. While some people can celebrate -- perhaps a graduation, marriage, or birth -- there is too much somber history that clouds this time of the summer solstice.

The Stark Difference Between North And South Korea In 10 Stunning Photos

Posted 05.29.2014 | World

Today, it is hard to believe that North and South Korea were ever a united land. The repressive northern state and its wealthy southern neighbor l...

I'm With Stupid: Giving a Rat's Patootie About Looking Cuter

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I feel sorry for rats; I really do. They supposedly make great pets, and their faces are every bit as cute as those of gerbils and mice. But there's just something about that tail -- that hairless, wormlike tail -- that creeps people out.

There Are No Asians in Asia, Are There?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.26.2014 | Education
Frank H. Wu

It can be conceded that "Asian American" is artificial, because human communities by definition must be.

Your Latitude Can Affect Your Attitude: A Look at Beauty Around the Globe

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 07.13.2014 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

Here are my observations on how women approach beauty in four different hemispheres.

When Things Fall Into the Ocean

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Media
Ami Fields-Meyer

We were about twenty minutes into our tour of the CNN studio in Atlanta when Greg, an eccentric guide in a tomato-red polo, turned around. "Are there ...

Is Justice Possible for North Korea's Victims?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 06.19.2014 | World
Evelyn Leopold

What to do about torture, rape, political prison camps and other atrocities in North Korea? A UN investigative panel says the isolated country is a "totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world" and its abusers must be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court.

Reflections from South Korea

Alexander J. Szikla | Posted 06.10.2014 | World
Alexander J. Szikla

As a global leader in the manufacture of automobiles and electronics, South Korea's economy still faces key issues. Home loans demonstrate precisely how the Korean financial sector is underdeveloped.

Military Drills and the Harmful Cycle of Fear

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

It is important to break this cycle and work towards resolving suspicions between the two Koreas. We can works towards reconciliation and have families reunited. We can build bridges between nations and work for peace.

Trading up

China Hands | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
China Hands

Jean Young Koo reports on the Free Trade Agreement between China and South Korea It seems that the world's fastest growing major economy and an Asian...

End The Culture Of Impunity Over Sexual Violence

H.E. Yun Byung-se | Posted 05.18.2014 | World
H.E. Yun Byung-se

As anchored in the UN Charter, the founding fathers of the UN expressed their determination to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war and reaffirmed the faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person. Based on this spirit, continuous efforts have been placed to promote human rights and democracy across the world since the inception of the United Nations. This is the right path into the future. However, we have to recognize the daunting challenge ahead of us on this journey. This is why the Human Rights Council must play a central role to ensure the success for mainstreaming human rights in the United Nations.

The Issue with South Korea's Cosmetic Surgery Culture Isn't the Actual Surgery

Alicia Chon | Posted 05.17.2014 | College
Alicia Chon

It's not about the type of cosmetic surgery or the motivation behind the decision. It's about the lack of emphasis on one's own beauty.