Recent uprisings in countries across the world suggest that there is much that other protesters can learn to pressure regimes for reforms.
The upcoming Trump-Kim Summit was made possible through the efforts of South Korean officials led by President Moon. Further help from them will be crucial.
Nearly twenty years ago, the leaders of Japan and South Korea raised hopes for “a new Japan-Korea partnership for the twenty-first century,” backed by an action plan to foster broader cooperation and closer people-to-people ties.
Seoul wants to try diplomacy with Pyongyang. Where does that leave Washington?
Schooling is not the same as learning. In other words, going to school, and getting a diploma, does not mean that the student has learned much.
The reason why the false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii was such an issue is precisely because it took place against a background of very high tensions.
There is a serious risk that North Korea will use renewed dialogue tactically to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul and to dilute the effects of recently imposed sanctions.
The president’s unilateral nuclear authority comes from decisions made at the start of the Atomic Age.
If Washington wants to keep the South Korean nuclear genie in its bottle, the administration may need to draw the South Korea more closely into U.S. nuclear planning for the peninsula and elevate the visibility of its own nuclear footprint in and around the country.