A New Look at North Korea

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has been in the news a lot lately, with the DPRK testing new missiles and the United States moving a naval strike group off the Korean peninsula.  The commentary alm... Read More...

Trump’s Meddling in Asia

United States President Donald Trump’s focus on North Korea is playing into Chinese hands and, by default, further weakening the US position in a Southeast Asia increasingly subject to Chinese carrots and stick... Read More...

Tension Ratchets Up on Korean Peninsula

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are engaged in a game of intimidation and one-upmanship that has China, desperate for stability on the Korean peninsula, warning that tensions could spin out of control. Kim, audaciously pushing the envelope, and Trump, the benefic... Read More...

Trump Appointees Rattle Rockets

The incoming US defense secretary, James Mattis, made headlines in the US by differing from President-elect Donald Trump in his harsh assessment of the aggressive policy of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, but lost in the verbiage was his measured view of th... Read More...

Trump’s Korean Conundrum

When President-elect Donald Trump met with Barack Obama in his first conversation since the US election, the outgoing president warned him that one of the biggest crises he faces is on the Korean peninsula, whe... Read More...

Brexit and Korea: Pandora’s Box?

Many who observed the Brexit decision consider Pandora’s box now to be open. Was the Brexit ballot box indeed Pandora’s box? Were the Brexit decision and the “Trump phenomenon” flares of erupting distrust and f... Read More...

North Korea Exports Slave Labor to EU, Report Says

The North Korean government sends as many as 100,000 workers overseas to be exploited not only in “friendly” countries such as China and Russia but  in democratic countries such as Poland that are signatories to worker protection treaties, according to researc... Read More...