Without Mass Testing, the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Keep Spreading
Countries such as South Korea that test thousands of people per day have slowed the outbreak. Other nations must adopt Seoul’s model before it’s too late.
Japan and Korea Won’t Let A Pandemic Stop Them Fighting
Existing quarrels are being pushed forward as the virus spreads.
South Korea’s President Tried to Help China Contain the Coronavirus. Now People Want Him Impeached.
Beijing and Seoul were finally starting to get along. Then the coronavirus struck, South Korea decided to send masks, and everybody got mad.
Cults and Conservatives Spread Coronavirus in South Korea
Seoul seemed to have the virus under control. But religion and politics have derailed plans.
‘Parasite’ Has a Hidden Backstory of Middle-Class Failure and Chicken Joints
In a few words, Bong Joon-ho conjured up a whole tale of economic insecurity.
Coronavirus Begins to Spread Economic Gloom Worldwide
Supply chain disruptions are upsetting markets globally, but especially in Asia.
How a Samsung Heiress Helped Make ‘Parasite’ a Triumph
Miky Lee’s money and influence turned South Korean cinema into a powerhouse.
Wuhan’s 11 Million People Face Quarantine as Virus Fears Spread
Trains and flights out of the central Chinese city have been canceled as the toll from a new coronavirus grows.
Canada’s Path to Justice from Iran Over Shot-Down Flight Will Be Hard
States have been historically reluctant to take responsibility for attacks on civilian planes.
South Korea’s Groundhog Year
Moon Jae-in has done everything he can to get his country right back where it started.
The Words That Explained the World in 2019
A look at terms from India and El Salvador to South Korea and Ukraine.
China Is Blowing Its Chance in the Asia-Pacific
Beijing needs a better strategy to ease the United States out.
Trump’s Penny-Pinching Dooms His Korean Diplomacy
The U.S. president stumbled into rare success with Pyongyang. Now he’s screwing it up.
What Trump Gets Right About Alliances
The president is correct to call the bluff of rich allies who free-ride on U.S. military might.
South Korea Declines to Co-Sponsor North Korea Human Rights Resolution for First Time Since 2008
Seoul may be trying to preserve its fading diplomatic outreach to Pyongyang.
Tired of U.S. Dependence, South Korea Seeks to Build—and Sell—Its Own Weapons
The military is turning its focus to domestic research and development and seeking to become a major arms supplier, and that is scaring North Korea.