The Trans-Pacific Partnership signals a major shift in Vietnam’s development and overall engagement with the international community.
Continue reading Doi Moi 2.0: Vietnam’s Case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership
The closing of the Kaesong Industrial Complex marks what could be a hardline shift in South Korea’s policy toward its northern neighbor.
Continue reading Closing Kaesong: A New Chapter in North-South Relations
National security can barely conceal the revisionist interests working to renationalize South Korea’s secondary school history textbooks.
Continue reading Seoul’s Authority: On Writing Korean History
As plans are finalized for the salvaging of the South Korean ferry Sewol, many are wondering whether it’s worth the price tag.
Continue reading Raising Sewol
As South Korea draws closer to accepting the American-built THAAD missile defense system, China, Russia, and particularly North Korea remain on high alert.
Continue reading Between Beijing and Washington: South Korea on THAAD
More extreme than simple “white collar” crimes, HSBC’s actions have aided and abetted some of the most unsavory actors in the world.
Continue reading The Swiss Leaks: HSBC vs. The World
South Korea’s Sunshine Policy was supposed to make way for increased cooperation with the North. It largely failed.
Continue reading North of the Border, Short of the Sun
In a country ruled by Chaebol executives, the macadamia-induced diatribe of then-Korean Airlines vice-president Cho Hyun-ah falls on the benign side of corporate misbehavior.
Continue reading Korean Heir
The Constitutional Court’s decision to dissolve the left-oriented Unified Progressive Party will have a chilling effect on the Korean political left.
Continue reading Censorship or National Security? – Political Dismemberment in the Republic of Korea