North Korea Needs the Bomb to Protect Itself From America
Pyongyang isn’t crazy, just focused on a credible threat.
Can Biden Solve the North Korea Puzzle?
Biden opened the door for talks with Kim Jong Un, but Pyongyang is playing hard to get.
Across the North Korean Border in China, an Economic Winter That Never Ends
The pandemic killed hopes of a trade boom.
There’s No Choice but Negotiation With North Korea
Moon Jae-in’s White House visit is a good chance to step up talks again.
Moon Wants a Legacy on North Korea That Isn’t Coming
Biden’s tough attitude on Pyongyang is mixed with sympathy for his South Korean counterpart.
Making Peace With Iran and North Korea Could Be Good for U.S. Workers
Trump tied American jobs to endless wars in the Middle East. Biden should link them to renewed diplomacy.
While North Korean Missiles Sit in Storage, Their Hackers Go Rampant
Pyongyang’s hacker armies have shown a proficiency to finding vulnerabilities and exploiting them—and the world needs to be prepared.
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.