South Korea

General Almond's Decision at Hungnam
General Almond’s Decision at Hungnam

The South Koreans, including recently elected President Moon Jae-in, have never forgotten General Almond’s decision to rescue refugees from the Communists during the Hungnam evacuation.

The Obama Administration's Feckless, Heartless North Korea Policy
The Obama Administration’s Feckless, Heartless North Korea Policy

It is past time to take North Korean crimes against humanity and the North Korean military threat very seriously.

What You Should Know About North Korea’s Kim Regime
What You Should Know About North Korea’s Kim Regime

Here is what you should know about the secretive autocratic regime that has ruled North Korea for more than sixty years.

A Low Bar and High Stakes in Korea
A Low Bar and High Stakes in Korea

There are legitimate reasons to brace for the worst on the Korean Peninsula. The challenge in bracing for the worst is to not hasten the worst.

A Defensive Shield President Trump Missile Defense
A Defensive Shield

One area, happily, where President-elect Donald Trump has left little room for concern, at least during the campaign, is missile defense.

Lost Cause: The American Christians of North Korea in the Second World War
Lost Cause: The American Christians of North Korea in the Second World War

During WWII, children of the American Christian missionaries in Korea served in significant roles in the U.S. government and sought to direct U.S. attention and efforts toward Korea.

Jerusalem Lost: The Eradication of Christianity in Pyongyang, 1945-1953
Jerusalem Lost: The Eradication of Christianity in Pyongyang, 1945-1953

The spread of Christianity in Korea and the city of Pyongyang, described in Part I, and the rise of Korean…

Unparalleled Pariah North Korea
An Unparalleled Pariah

A policy of patient preparedness—bracing for the worst, getting through another day, another year, another term without another war—is how U.S. presidents have measured success in Korea for 63 years. It’s a low bar, to be sure. But given what Korean War II would look like, it’s a worthy goal.

Electoral Win for Japanese Prime Minister Draws International Concern
Electoral Win for Japanese Prime Minister Draws International Concern

Japan’s general election gave Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), along with its coalition partner Komeito, a majority in both Houses of the Diet. The international community now wonders if the electoral success may embolden the Prime Minister to pursue his agenda more aggressively.