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.
He Sends Up Balloons, and North Korea Wants Him Dead
Meet Park Sang-hak, the North Korean defector and activist who could spark another round of “fire and fury.”
Why North Korea Needs Its Nukes
Washington speaks of deterrence when it comes to Pyongyang, but Kim would never strike unless attacked first.
Forget the Book. Bolton’s Legacy Is a Nuclear Arms Race.
Why Bolton will be one of the most negative influences on U.S. security policy for decades to come.