A Half-Century Later, Pueblo’s Crew Gets Their Day in Court
A U.S. judge awards $2.3 billion to the crew of the spy ship seized by North Korea and their families.
North Korea’s New Sub Missile Is First Step Toward a New ICBM
Parading a new submarine-launched missile made a big buzz in North Korea. The real buzz is what it could mean for Pyongyang’s nuclear deterrent.
Mike Pompeo Is Trying to Bluff His Way to a Legacy
Even insurrection didn’t interrupt a tour de force of Twitter bragging.
Anti-Balloon Launching Laws Are No Threat to South Korean Democracy
Pundits behave as if only North Korea matters in Seoul’s politics.
How to Buy Time on the Korean Peninsula After Trump’s Theatrics
There’s a right man for the job of a careful review.
China’s Monster Fishing Fleet
Though not alone in its destructive practices, Beijing’s rapacious fleet causes humanitarian disasters and has a unique military mission.
For South Korea’s President, Biden’s Win Is Both Good News and Bad News
A new administration points to a resolution of some thorny bilateral disputes—but could threaten Moon Jae-in’s cherished rapprochement with the North.
Trump and Biden Are Both Touting Foreign-Policy Failures as Achievements
With the world on fire from Thailand to Nigeria, there wasn’t much talk of international affairs in the final debate of the 2020 campaign—and when there was, both candidates defended flawed approaches to North Korea.
America’s Language of Mass Destruction Convinces Nobody
Presidents love making threats. They don’t work.
North Korea’s Huge New Missile Sends a Message to Washington
In the military parade celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling communist party, Pyongyang showed its claws and sought to bolster domestic support for the regime.
South Korea Doesn’t Need U.S. Military Babysitting
Seoul is rich enough and strong enough to deter Pyongyang by itself.
North Korea Kills, Torches South Korean Civilian in Bizarre Maritime Incident
The confusing affair could make it even harder for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to continue warming up to the North.
The Sorrows of Young Kim Jong Un
Bob Woodward’s book reveals a diplomatic romance between the North Korean leader and Trump—one that may be ending in heartbreak.
A North Korea Strategy for the Next Administration
It is possible to engage the country, but it won’t be easy.
North Korea Doesn’t Trust China to Protect It
Pyongyang will never accept the shelter of another power’s nuclear umbrella.
Strategic Lunacy Doesn’t Play in Reality
“The Madman Theory” hands Trump a foreign-policy report card.
Park Won-soon’s Suicide Might Destabilize Moon’s Foreign-Policy Agenda
Sexual abuse allegations have wide implications in South Korea’s Democratic Party.