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South Korea’s Ebola Response
October 31, 2014
South Korea’s Ebola Response
Are plans to send a team to two of the most afflicted countries in Africa driven by humanitarian or political motives?
South Korea’s Ebola Response
Report: Kim Jong-un Executes Another Powerful Aide
October 31, 2014
Report: Kim Jong-un Executes Another Powerful Aide
Kim Kyong Ok of North Korea’s powerful Organization and Guidance Department has reportedly been executed.
Report: Kim Jong-un Executes Another Powerful Aide
South Korea: Spring Jailed Tycoons to Save Economy?
October 31, 2014
South Korea: Spring Jailed Tycoons to Save Economy?
Two South Korean government ministers offer up a very bad idea.
South Korea: Spring Jailed Tycoons to Save Economy?
Korean Exchange Accused of Plagiarizing Cambodian Report
October 31, 2014
Korean Exchange Accused of Plagiarizing Cambodian Report
Tasked with conducting a feasibility study for a bourse in Laos, the KRX apparently couldn’t resist a little copy and paste.
Korean Exchange Accused of Plagiarizing Cambodian Report
Is North Korea Developing Sea-Based Ballistic Missiles?
October 30, 2014
Is North Korea Developing Sea-Based Ballistic Missiles?
Evidence from satellite imagery suggests that North Korea is actively developing sea-based ballistic missiles.
Is North Korea Developing Sea-Based Ballistic Missiles?
North Korea: Defectors and Their Skeptics
October 29, 2014
North Korea: Defectors and Their Skeptics
Some skeptics are publicly doubting the horrific stories being told by North Korean defectors.
North Korea: Defectors and Their Skeptics
North Korea’s Charm Offensive: New Cards, Same Player
October 29, 2014
North Korea’s Charm Offensive: New Cards, Same Player
China's tougher stance towards North Korea may be driving Pyongyang's current wave of outreach.
North Korea’s Charm Offensive: New Cards, Same Player
South Korean Prosecutors Call for Death Penalty for Sewol Captain
October 29, 2014
South Korean Prosecutors Call for Death Penalty for Sewol Captain
Prosecutors are seeking the death sentence in two high-profile cases in South Korea.
South Korean Prosecutors Call for Death Penalty for Sewol Captain
A Last Ditch Meeting Over Japan’s Abductees
October 28, 2014
A Last Ditch Meeting Over Japan’s Abductees
Without progress in Pyongyang this week, the investigation may derail completely.
A Last Ditch Meeting Over Japan’s Abductees
South Korean Politics Drive OPCON Transfer
October 28, 2014
South Korean Politics Drive OPCON Transfer
The issue of operational control in South Korea has long been held prisoner to fickle domestic politics.
South Korean Politics Drive OPCON Transfer
Japan’s Chances at APEC Summit
October 27, 2014
Japan’s Chances at APEC Summit
How successful will Abe be in meeting with his three big targets at the summit?
Japan’s Chances at APEC Summit
China’s Emergency Relief to South Sudan
October 26, 2014
China’s Emergency Relief to South Sudan
Beijing has been quietly ramping up its aid to the war-torn country.
China’s Emergency Relief to South Sudan
Korea’s Branding Woes
October 26, 2014
Korea’s Branding Woes
‘The Republic of Korea is a country rich in history, culture and creativity. It’s time to get the word out.’
Korea’s Branding Woes
Malaysia’s Growing Climate of Repression Gets Ignored
October 25, 2014
Malaysia’s Growing Climate of Repression Gets Ignored
With the focus on Joko in Indonesia, Malaysia's crackdown on the opposition is receiving little attention.
Malaysia’s Growing Climate of Repression Gets Ignored
US General: North Korea Can Miniaturize Nuke Warheads
October 25, 2014
US General: North Korea Can Miniaturize Nuke Warheads
The top U.S. military officer in Korea says that Pyongyang can place a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.
US General: North Korea Can Miniaturize Nuke Warheads
South Korea's Ruling Party Drifts Toward Civil War
October 25, 2014
South Korea's Ruling Party Drifts Toward Civil War
President Park Geun-hye and her Saenuri Party are increasingly at odds.
South Korea's Ruling Party Drifts Toward Civil War
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