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South Korea news and analysis from The Nation
July 6, 2017
The Unacknowledged Logic of North Korea’s Missile Tests
We may not like it, but nuclear weapons may be all that stands in the way of another US-conducted “regime change.”
June 27, 2017
South Korean President Moon Jae-in Prepares for a Difficult Meeting With Trump
Dealing with the hawkish president won’t be easy for Moon, who seeks renewed peace efforts with North Korea.
June 5, 2017
Trump’s Handling of North Korea Is Going to Lead Us Straight Into Nuclear Disaster
Public strong-arming isn’t the key to de-escalating confrontation—it’s the key to igniting it.
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.
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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.
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