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Asia news and analysis from The Nation
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.
April 14, 2017
Hwang Jungeun’s Noisy, Crowded Space
achieves dense social meaning with spare prose.
E. Tammy Kim
April 11, 2017
In Trump’s Cruise-Missile Diplomacy, Iran and North Korea Could Be Next
The president has steadily increased the use of force, relaxing the rules of engagement and giving his generals free rein.
Michael T. Klare
March 23, 2017
This Is What’s Really Behind North Korea’s Nuclear Provocations
It’s easy to dismiss Kim Jong-un as a madman. But there’s a long history of US aggression against the North, which we forget at our peril.
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March 23, 2017
Actually, Not Everything Is a Feminist Issue
And that’s okay.
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.
March 7, 2017
Trump Doesn’t Realize These Are Wars We Cannot Win
From Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII to today’s Afghanistan, America has developed a dangerous obsession with “winning.”
February 28, 2017
The Longest War in American History Has No End in Sight
And military leaders are still under the delusion that we can win.
William J. Astore
February 22, 2017
Why We Must Oppose the Kremlin-Baiting Against Trump
The Russia-connected allegations have created an atmosphere of hysteria amounting to McCarthyism.
Stephen F. Cohen