South 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.

Christianity and the Korean Independence Movement, 1895-1945
Christianity and the Korean Independence Movement, 1895-1945

The arrival and early growth of Christianity in Korea coincided with the fall of Korea to the Empire of Japan and the emergence of a Korean independence movement. The first generation of Korean Christians became the main leaders of the independence movement, and they established a connection between Korean national identity and Christianity that has continued into the 21st Century.

North Korea — Pyongyang, Arirang (Mass Games)
China’s Frankenstein Monster, Unleashed

Every once in a while the left-wing elites at The New York Times experience a spasm of moral clarity. “North Korea stains the record of President Obama, who took office promising to make ridding the world of nuclear weapons a priority,” its editors sheepishly admitted this week, following North Korea’s claim to testing a hydrogen bomb. “Its actions are a humiliation for President Xi Jinping of China, North Korea’s only ally, largest trading partner and economic lifeline for food and oil.”