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South Korea news and analysis from The Nation
January 24, 2020
‘Parasite’ Has Opened American Eyes to South Korea’s Reality
Now we need a film to cut through US myths about the North.
December 23, 2019
A Low-Intensity War Is Underway in Northeast Asia
Beneath the radar in Korea, a military buildup—by both sides—has raised tensions to an alarming degree.
November 7, 2019
South Koreans Are Pleading for a Breakthrough in the US–North Korea Talks
“We are on the cusp of a dangerous time,” a peace delegation declared at the UN.
August 27, 2019
In a Major Shift, South Korea Defies Its Alliance With Japan
Trade restrictions, an end to intelligence sharing, heated rhetoric—it’s all rooted in Japanese war crimes, papered over by a 1965 treaty in which Washington played a hidden hand.
July 26, 2019
Most Dem Presidential Candidates Are Attacking Trump’s Korea Policy—From the Right
Sanders is the only one who has incorporated into his platform the ideas and strategies of peace activists.
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July 3, 2019
South Korean Protest Music Is Inspiring Hong Kong’s Demonstrators
Music has been an integral part of Korea’s long march toward democracy. Today, it’s an inspiration for freedom throughout Asia.
May 2, 2019
Did the CIA Orchestrate an Attack on the North Korean Embassy in Spain?
investigation reveals a
-like tale with conflicting truths.
March 20, 2019
North Korea Through the Eyes of an American Dissident
As entertainment that deftly mixes history, satire, pathos, and comedy,
Next Stop: North Korea
is an unqualified success.
February 28, 2019
The Trump-Kim Talks Ended Abruptly—but Negotiations Will Continue
There was no historic agreement, but even the hawk Mike Pompeo admitted the two sides made “real progress.”
Kathleen Ok-soo Richards
February 22, 2019
Why Are Democrats Trying to Torpedo the Korea Peace Talks?
There is a growing split between liberal US politicians and South Korean progressives on the peace process.