Isaac Stone Fish

Isaac Stone Fish is associate editor at Foreign Policy. Previously a Beijing correspondent for Newsweek, he wrote stories on such subjects as the Dalai Lama’s effect on international trade, China’s love affair with rogue states, and crystal meth in North Korea. His articles have also appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the Economist, and the Los Angeles Times.

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Should We Really Assume That North Korea Was Behind the Sony Attack?

Over the past few weeks, a shadowy group calling itself the Guardians of Peace has taken credit for a massive hack last month of Sony ...

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North Korean Defectors Are Really Excited About ‘The Interview’

LONDON — Two buffoonish journalists, played by Seth Rogen and James Franco, travel to North Korea to interview President Kim Jong Un. At the CIA’s ...

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Why Did North Korea Release Its Two American Prisoners Now?

It took a surprise trip to North Korea by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to secure the release of the two Americans imprisoned there: ...

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If You Want Rule of Law, Respect Ours

The election process for leaders in China is much harder than in the United States, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, told ...

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North Korea’s Ebola Response Mirrors ‘World War Z’

When word spreads in Max Brooks's 2006 dystopian novel World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War that zombies are infesting the world, ...

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Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin Like a Seven-Year-Old

Earlier today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a video of himself speaking Mandarin in Beijing. Since then, I've gotten several emails asking about how Zuckerberg's ...

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K Is for Kim Jong Un

Perhaps we should stop being surprised by North Korea. From shocking purges to secret nuclear tests, from the mysterious disappearance of Kim Jong Un to ...

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Why We Should Hope Kim Jong Un Returns From His Mysterious Absence

It's now been 36 days since Kim Jong Un was last seen in public. Is his absence good for North Korea and the threat it ...

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‘Their Only Option Is Independence’

The worst-case scenario for Beijing is that protests demanding more autonomy for Hong Kong spread to other parts of China. According to Rebiya Kadeer, the ...

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Glorious Leader Kim Jong Un’s Glorious Disappearance

On Saturday, a group of North Korean athletes convened for a peculiar meeting. While participating in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, they gathered ...

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