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South Korea news and analysis from The Nation
May 10, 2017
South Korea’s New President Says His Election Completes the ‘Candlelight Revolution’
In an exclusive interview, Moon Jae-in scoffs at reports of a rift with Trump and talks about his country’s past struggles for democracy.
May 5, 2017
The United States Should Listen to South Korea—or It Will Reap the Whirlwind
Recent US actions underscore a deep-seated problem: refusal to see South Korea as an independent nation with interests of its own.
April 28, 2017
Donald Trump Has Zero Legal Authority to Order Military Action Against North Korea
Without congressional authorization, military action would “clearly and unequivocally be illegal and unconstitutional,” says Congressman Jerrold Nadler.
April 20, 2017
How Our Foreign-Policy Elites Manufactured the Korea Crisis
The attack on the Syrian airfield was a message to North Korea and China—and a demonstration of Trump’s capitulation to the imperial clique.
April 17, 2017
In South Korea, War Hysteria Is Seen as an American Problem
The big issue here is the May 9 presidential election, which is expected to bring a progressive to power.
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March 8, 2017
Are We Drifting Toward War With North Korea?
We have no alternative but to open talks with Pyongyang; the sanctions strategy is not working.
February 22, 2017
When Time Stopped Forever
Han Kang’s new novel mines the violent past and uncertain future of South Korean politics.
E. Tammy Kim
February 10, 2017
In South Korea, Women Are Leading the Resistance to US-Backed Militarization
Tired of their country’s deference to the US, they
re taking matters of security into their own hands.
December 13, 2016
Washington’s Plans for Asia Just Hit a Roadblock—Trump
The president-elect could easily unravel decades of carefully laid plans for an American-dominated Pacific.
November 11, 2016
Will Trump Break the Post–Cold War Order?
Much will depend on whom he surrounds himself with. But at least he’s put the question on the table.