Tokyo Keeps Defending World War II Atrocities
Japan's legal excuses over slave labor are weak at best.
Kushner’s Middle East Peace Plan Goes on Tour
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Leaders Meet Over EU’s Future
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America Loves Excusing Its War Criminals
Bitter memories of impunity for U.S. soldiers still rankle even close allies.
Fear of Prolonged U.S.-China Trade War Rattles Markets
Some financial analysts warned that if trade talks between the countries collapse—and tariffs remain high—the global economy could move toward recession.
South Korea’s Darkest Clubs Are Being Dragged Into the Light
The Burning Sun investigation has exposed horrors against women—and men getting away with it.
Japan and South Korea’s History Wars Are About to Get Ugly
As Seoul targets Japanese businesses, hopes that pragmatism would prevail seem all but erased.
Moon Jae-in Is the Grown-Up at the Table
Stuck between Trump and Kim, the South Korean president is still showing the way forward.
K-Pop’s Sexual Assault Scandal Is the Tip of the Iceberg
Celebrities’ crimes are pushing South Korea’s reckoning with misogyny.
Everything Should Be on the Table in Korea
Failure in Hanoi reinforces the need for bolder future commitments to peace.
Failure in Hanoi Doesn’t Mean Peace Is Dead
The foundations need to be laid for a long, hard route ahead.
The U.S. Can Afford a Peace Deal in Korea
Opponents of an end-of-war declaration are sorely mistaken.
A new book on interrogation during the Korean War sheds light on how the 20th century imagined prisoners of war.
South Korea Is an Ally, Not a Puppet
Washington's image of Seoul is stuck in the 1970s. It's time to move on.
Washington Scrambles to Slow Seoul’s Roll
The United States is worried North Korea will pocket goodies from its southern neighbor without giving up its nukes.
China’s Pop Idols Are Too Soft for the Party
Stars like Kris Wu are huge with fans, but sit uncomfortably with macho ambitions.
Few Signs of Progress on Denuclearization as U.S., South Korea Cancel Another Major Military Exercise
Current and former U.S. officials say North Korea is dragging its heels, but Seoul and Pyongyang are still talking.
Democrats Need More Than Hot Air on North Korea
Moon Jae-in is trying for peace on the peninsula. Liberals should have his back.