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South Korea: Stuck in the 20th Century?

South Korea is at the cutting edge of global technology. It is one of the most wired countries, and its biggest cities have the fastest Internet connections in the world.

Whether it‚Äôs cell phones or genetic engineering, Korean scientists and companies set the pace. Korean culture, too, is thoroughly up to date, from K-pop sensations like Rain to blockbuster movies like ‚ÄúOld Boy‚ÄĚ.

In many ways, South Korea has replaced Japan as the face of the future: wired, fast-paced, dynamic. If Hollywood remakes ‚ÄúBlade Runner‚ÄĚ, the characters will navigate an urban landscape that looks more like Seoul than Tokyo.

In its foreign policy, however, South Korea is stuck in the last century. Its relations with North Korea, for instance, are defined by the territorial division and fratricidal battles that took place between 1945 and 1953.

Despite a decade of thawing ties with the North that began in 1998, Seoul has reverted to the frostier attitudes of an earlier time. Hostile rhetoric coming from both capitals, exchange of artillery fire in the West Sea, and suspected North Korean involvement in the sinking of a South Korean ship have all contributed to this reversion to last century’s norm.

The current government of Lee Myung-bak in Seoul has cracked down on unauthorised visits to the North. It recently arrested 68-year-old activist Ro Su-hui for traveling to Pyongyang and observing the 100-day memorial of the death of Kim Jong Il, the former leader of North Korea. Lee Myung-bak’s conservative party has also accused the opposition party of harbouring pro-communist legislators.

This inability of Seoul and Pyongyang to transcend a 20th-century mindset is understandable, given the continued division of the Korean peninsula and the widening economic, political, and cultural disparities between the north and south.

More difficult to understand, perhaps, is the relationship between Japan and Korea. The four decades of colonial policies that Tokyo imposed on the Korean peninsula during the first half of the 20th century continue to cast a long shadow over the two countries.

Recently, the South Korean government of Lee Myung-bak attempted to push through a new security agreement with Japan. On the face of it, the treaty made a lot of sense. South Korea and Japan are, after all, allies that coordinate their security policies rather closely with the United States. Moreover, the deal was rather limited. Tokyo and Seoul would have directly shared information on North Korea, China, and missile defence that they currently receive indirectly through the United States.

But the proposed deal met with fierce resistance inside South Korea. Not only the opposition party lambasted the government, but even members of Lee Myung-bak’s own party voiced concerns. The policy advisor most responsible for the pact, Kim Tae-hyo, resigned in disgrace over the policy.

Much of the uproar concerned the secret nature of the negotiations that produced the pact. But the fury surrounding the controversy has much deeper emotional roots.

South Korean presidents serve one five-year term, so they are less subject to election-year pressures than politicians who serve multiple terms. Still, with his party facing a potentially strong opposition in the December presidential elections, the deal with Japan has raised many questions in Korea about why the president chose to pursue such a politically risky gambit.

Part of the reason for the pact was U.S. pressure on its two allies to make nice, explains Chung-in Moon, a professor of political science at Yonsei University in Seoul.

‚ÄúBut I believe the Lee Myung-bak government might also have wanted military intelligence on North Korea ‚Äď for instance, satellite or Aegis-based intelligence ‚Äď from Japan. The Lee Myung-bak government has always wanted to strengthen ROK-Japan-U.S. trilateral military ties. The accord might have been pushed as part of such strategic thinking of the government.‚ÄĚ

Korean efforts to repair ties with Japan go back to the era of Kim Dae Jung, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning president. In 1998, his government began to lift restrictions on Japanese culture entering Korea. The Lee Myung-bak administration also promised a ‚Äúfuture-oriented relationship‚ÄĚ with Japan when it assumed office in 2008.

The Japanese government has been open to greater cooperation with Korea. ‚ÄúIn long-term planning in Japan, they are starting to assume that Korea is going to be a likely ally for geopolitical reasons,‚ÄĚ says Emanuel Pastreich, a professor of humanities at Kyunghee University in Seoul, ‚Äúand we see efforts in Japan to actually take Korea seriously, even to learn from Korea. So the Japanese are more open to collaboration.‚ÄĚ

Still, the two countries remain far apart on their dispute over Dokdo island and resolution of the issue of the ‚Äúcomfort women‚ÄĚ, the girls and women, including many Koreans, drafted into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II.

More than 65 years after the end of World War II, Japan and South Korea remain prisoners of their history.

‚ÄúThe primary reason that solutions to these problems have been blocked, or in some cases relations between the two nations have been exacerbated, is that for generations the Japanese government, conservative politicians, and conservative citizens groups have made inaccurate and misleading claims,‚ÄĚ argues Honda Hirokuni of Dokkyo University in Tokyo.

‚ÄúIf we wish to pursue a true and lasting solution and establish a new era of Korean-Japanese relations, we need to revisit the original 1965 normalisation of Japan-Korea relations and, on the basis of the revision of that original agreement, build a new partnership. Part of that new partnership must be a collective security architecture for East Asia as a whole.‚ÄĚ

Chung-in Moon doesn‚Äôt expect a narrowing of differences any time soon. ‚ÄúIn the year of a presidential election, neither the ruling nor the opposition party will be willing to support such a pact unless Japan makes major concessions on Dokdo, past history issues, and the comfort women, which are highly unlikely in the context of Japanese domestic politics.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúIt will take a much longer period for healing and authentic reconciliation,‚ÄĚ he concludes. ‚ÄúBut one thing is clear: Japan should take proactive actions on unresolved issues between the two countries.‚ÄĚ

 

Inter Press Service, July 12, 2012

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  1. “The New Chicken Littles,”¬†World Beat, December 13, 2011
  2. “Appeasement Complex,”¬†World Beat,¬†December 6, 2011″
  3. “Occupy Foreign Affairs,”¬†World Beat, November 29, 2011
  4. “Droning On,”¬†World Beat, November 22, 2011
  5. “Pacific Pivot or APEC Misstep?”¬†Inter Press Service, November 16, 2011
  6. “Is Europe Over?”¬†World Beat, November 15, 2011
  7. “Trouble in Paradise,”¬†Inter Press Service, November 11, 2011
  8. “Review:¬†The Rise and Fall of al-Qaeda,”¬†Middle East Reads, November 11, 2011
  9. “Seoul Salvation,”¬†World Beat, November 8, 2011
  10. “Breaking Down Bases,”¬†World Beat, November 1, 2011
  11. “Target: Africa,”¬†World Beat, October 25, 2011
  12. “The Ungreening of Obama,”¬†World Beat, October 18, 2011
  13. “United States and South Korea: Rosy Relationship with Thorns,”¬†Inter Press Service October 18, 2011
  14. “Resolution Against the Machine,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, October 14, 2011
  15. ¬†“Wall Street (Unlike),”¬†World Beat, October 11, 2011
  16. “Fear of an Islamic Planet,”¬†World Beat,¬†October 4, 2011
  17. “The End of America’s Pacific Century,”¬†TomDispatch, October 4, 2011
  18. “Review:¬†The Survival of North Korea,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, September 29,
  19. “Dale Carnegie of the Middle East,”¬†World Beat, September 13, 2011
  20. “Graphic Foreign Policy,”¬†World Beat, September 20, 2011
  21. “Libya and the Bully Problem,”¬†World Beat, September 13, 2011
  22. “Did 9/11 Make Peace Passe?”¬†World Beat, September 6, 2011
  23. “Smart Mouth: Extending the Range of a Food Lover,”¬†Washington Post, September 2, 2011
  24. “Governments Kill,”¬†World Beat,¬†August 24, 2011
  25. “Feeding the World,”¬†World Beat,¬†August 16, 2011
  26. “Con Game,”¬†World Beat, August 9, 2011
  27. “Debt and Empire,”¬†World Beat, August 2, 2011
  28. “Norway: The Enemy Within,”¬†World Beat, July 26, 2011
  29. “Third Prize: You’re Fired,”¬†World Beat, July 19, 2011
  30. “Foreign Policy Goes Gaga,”¬†World Beat, July 12, 2011
  31. “Art v. State,”¬†World Beat, June 28, 2011
  32. “On Being Fringe Performer John Feffer,”¬†DC Theatre Scene, June 22, 2011
  33. “Ten Little Republicans,”¬†World Beat, June 21, 2011
  34. “Webb’s Parting Shots,”¬†World Beat, June 14, 2011
  35. “Bunkum and Debunk ‘Em,”¬†World Beat,¬†June 7, 2011
  36. “A Tale of Two Raids,”¬†World Beat, May 31, 2011
  37. “Obama: Surrendered Wife?”¬†World Beat, May 24, 2011
  38. “Afghanistan Under the Knife,”¬†World Beat, May 17, 2011
  39. “After Osama: China?”¬†World Beat, May 10, 2011
  40. “Jihadi Butch Cassidy,”¬†World Beat,¬†May 3, 2011
  41. “The Undead Chicken,”¬†World Beat,¬†April 26, 2011
  42. “Worshipping the Sacred Pig,”¬†World Beat, April 19, 2011
  43. “How the US is like North Korea,”¬†Christian Science Monitor, April 14, 2011
  44. “The No-Doctrine President,”¬†World Beat, April 12, 2011
  45. “The Geopolitics of Stupid,”¬†World Beat,¬†April 5, 2011
  46. “Interview with Arthur Waskow,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, April 4, 2011
  47. “Gambling in Japan,”¬†World Beat, March 29, 2011
  48. “Interview with Cynthia Schneider,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, March 25, 2011
  49. “Endgame for Gaddafi?”¬†World Beat, March 22, 2011
  50. “Interview with Farid Panjwani,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, March 21, 2011
  51. “The Age of Activism,”¬†World Beat, March 15, 2011
  52. “Interview with Wajahat Ali,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, March 11, 2011
  53. “Chicken a la King,”¬†World Beat, March 8, 2011
  54. “Interview with Raed Jarrar and Niki Akhavan,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, March 4, 2011
  55. “The Twilight of Tyranny,”¬†World Beat, March 1, 2011
  56. “Interview with Arun Kundnani,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, February 25, 2011
  57. “One Creature that Deserves Extinction: the V-22 Osprey,”¬†Focal Points, February 25, 2011
  58. “The OPEC of Outrage,”¬†World Beat, February 22, 2011
  59. “Interview with Phyllis Bennis,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, February 18, 2011
  60. “The Qosbi Show,”¬†World Beat, February 15, 2011
  61. “Interview with the Islamic Human Rights Commission,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, February 11, 2011
  62. “The S Word,”¬†World Beat, February 8, 2011
  63. “Interview with Juan Cole,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, February 4, 2011
  64. “Two Cheers for the Brotherhood,”¬†World Beat, February 1, 2011
  65. “Interview with John Esposito,”¬†Foreign Policy In Fous, January 27, 2011
  66. “Secret SOTU,”¬†World Beat, January 25, 2011
  67. “Arab Democracy Now!”¬†World Beat, January 18, 2011
  68. “Gun Crazy,”¬†World Beat, January 11, 2011
  69. “Negotiating with Evil,”¬†World Beat, January 4, 2011
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  1. “The Baby Trade,”¬†World Beat, December 21, 2010
  2. “South Korea: Seeking Reunification by Live Fire?”¬†Focal Points, December 20, 2010
  3. “Lighting the Terrorist Fuse,”¬†World Beat, December 14, 2010
  4. “Transparency Fundamentalists,”¬†World Beat, December 7, 2010
  5. “China: Already on Top?”¬†World Beat, November 23, 2010
  6. “Cruising for a Bruising,”¬†World Beat, November 16, 2010
  7. “Tea Party at the Pentagon,”¬†World Beat, November 9, 2010
  8. “The Lies of Islamophobia,”¬†TomDispatch, November 7, 2010
  9. “Midterm Miscarriage,”¬†World Beat, November 2, 2010
  10. “What’s So Funny about Outsourcing?”¬†World Beat, October 26, 2010
  11. “Not-So-Magical Realism,”¬†World Beat, October 19, 2010
  12. “The White Noise of War,”¬†World Beat, October 12, 2010
  13. “Take This Job And…”¬†World Beat, October 5, 2010
  14. “More Jobs, Less War,”¬†OtherWords, October 4, 2010
  15. “We Have to Trim the Bloated Pentagon Budget,”¬†AlterNet, October 1, 2010
  16. “Gorbachev of the Pentagon,”¬†World Beat, September 28, 2010
  17. “‘They’ Are Not Taking ‘Our’ Jobs,”¬†World Beat,¬†September 21, 2010
  18. “Japan’s Three Elections,”¬†Focal Points, September 14, 2010
  19. “Dealing with Iran,”¬†World Beat, September 14, 2010
  20. “It’s ‘Ground Hog’s Day’ All Over Again in Pyongyang,”¬†Focal Points, September 9, 2010
  21. “Repackaging Assassination,”¬†World Beat, September 7, 2010
  22. “My Weak Muslim President,”¬†World Beat, August 31, 2010
  23. “Can We Talk?”¬†World Beat, August 24, 2010
  24. “Where’s Our Money?”¬†World Beat, August 17, 2010
  25. “North Korea: Why Engagement Now?”¬†38North, August 12, 2010
  26. “When Reality Shows Collide,”¬†World Beat, August 10, 2010
  27. “War in Eastasia,”¬†World Beat,¬†August 3, 2010
  28. “Obama: Faking Right?”¬†World Beat, July 27, 2010
  29. “Shades of Evil,”¬†World Beat, July 20, 2010
  30. “Spy vs. Spy,”¬†World Beat, July 13, 2010
  31. “Waiting for the Curtain,”¬†Washingtonian, July 2010
  32. “Hummer Rules,”¬†World Beat, June 29, 2010
  33. “BP and Sado-Messochism,”¬†World Beat, June 22, 2010
  34. “The Talented Tenth,”¬†World Beat, June 15, 2010
  35. “My Backlogged Pages,”¬†The New York Times, June 13, 2010
  36. “Pax Ottomanica,”¬†TomDispatch, June 13, 2010
  37. “Blaming Turkey,”¬†World Beat, June 8, 2010
  38. “The Trillion Dollar Question,”¬†World Beat, June 1, 2010
  39. “Kim Jong Il: Right-Wing Mole?”¬†World Beat,¬†May 25, 2010
  40. “The Break-Up,”¬†World Beat, May 18, 2010
  41. “Terrorism in a Teacup?”¬†World Beat,¬†May 11, 2010
  42. “The Israeli Exception,”¬†World Beat, May 4, 2010
  43. “Starting Where North Korea Is,”¬†38North, May 2, 2010
  44. “Allied Regime Change,”¬†World Beat, April 27, 2010
  45. “Nuclear Follies,”¬†World Beat, April 20, 2010
  46. “The Really, Really Long War,”¬†World Beat, April 13, 2010
  47. “Blood Sport,”¬†World Beat,¬†April 6, 2010
  48. “Earthquake Olympics,”¬†World Beat, March 30, 2010
  49. “Velvet Imperialists,”¬†World Beat, March 23, 2010
  50. “Music Is Still the Weapon,”¬†World Beat, March 16, 2010
  51. “Time-Lapse Foreign Policy,”¬†World Beat, March 9, 2010
  52. “Can Japan Say No to Washington?”¬†TomDispatch, March 4, 2010
  53. “Chocopie vs. Cold Noodles,”¬†World Beat, March 2, 2010
  54. “Review of¬†Crude Oil,”¬†Middle East Reads, February 27, 2010
  55. “Will Facebook Remake the World?”¬†Harvard International Review, February 26, 2010
  56. “Our Taliban,”¬†World Beat, February 23, 2010
  57. “The Strange Case of Libya,”¬†World Beat, February 16, 2010
  58. “Asia: C+,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, February 11, 2010
  59. “Rugged Collectivism,”¬†World Beat, February 9, 2010
  60. “The Next Great Transformation,”¬†World Beat, February 2, 2010
  61. “Obama’s Avatar Moment,”¬†World Beat, January 26, 2010
  62. “Year One,”¬†World Beat, January 19, 2010
  63. “Foreign Policy: C-,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, January 14, 2010
  64. “Street Heat and Foreign Policy,”¬†World Beat, January 12, 2010
  65. “The New New Anti-Communism,”¬†World Beat, January 5, 2010
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  1. “An Arms Race in Northeast Asia?”¬†Asian Perspective, Winter 2009
  2. “China’s Military Spending: Soft Rise or Hard Threat?”¬†Asian Perspective, Winter 2009
  3. “Bye Bye Dubai,”¬†Providence Journal, December 31, 2009
  4. “The Art of Extraction,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, December 23, 2009
  5. “A New START?”¬†World Beat, December 22, 2009
  6. “Review: Guardians of the Revolution,”¬†Yes magazine, December 15, 2009
  7. “Exceptional or Exceptionalism?”¬†World Beat, December 15, 2009
  8. “Crapshoot in Copenhagen,”¬†World Beat, December 8, 2009
  9. “Review: Sergio Fabbrini,”¬†International Politik, Winter 2009
  10. “Why Dubai?”¬†World Beat, December 1, 2009
  11. “Hitting the Breaks on Afghanistan,”¬†World Beat, November 24, 2009
  12. “Obama Takes a Bow?”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, November 20, 2009
  13. “Europe’s Wild East,”¬†World Beat, November 17, 2009
  14. “Postcard from…Tirana,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, November 16, 2009
  15. “Obama: Visit Hiroshima,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, November 11, 2009
  16. “New Neighbors, New Economy,”¬†World Beat, November 10, 2009
  17. “North Korea: Diplomats vs. Journalists,”¬†Asia Chronicle, November 4, 2009
  18. “Reading Ramadan in Istanbul,”¬†World Beat, November 3, 2009
  19. “Lords of Misrule,”¬†World Beat, October 27, 2009
  20. “Swing Region,”¬†World Beat, October 20, 2009
  21. “Obama Must Pick Gurneys over Guns,”¬†McClatchy-Tribune, October 15, 2009
  22. “Toward a More Perfect Nobel,”¬†World Beat, October 13, 2009
  23. “The Hand of Obama,”¬†World Beat, October 6, 2009
  24. “Afghanistan: NATO’s Graveyard?”¬†TomDispatch, September 30, 2009
  25. “Carbon Disarmament,”¬†World Beat, September 29, 2009
  26. “Good War vs. Great Society,”¬†World Beat, September 22, 2009
  27. “Lies and Misdemeanors,”¬†World Beat, September 15, 2009
  28. “Postcard from…Dublin,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, September 8, 2009
  29. “Europe 3.0,”¬†World Beat, September 8, 2009
  30. “The Other Democratic Party,”¬†World Beat, September 1, 2009
  31. “Revolution in Japan,”¬†Asia Chronicle, August 28, 2009
  32. “Chinese Assassination Squads,”¬†World Beat, August 28, 2009
  33. “After the Sunshine Generation,”¬†Asia Chronicle, August 21, 2009
  34. “Review:¬†The Future of Global Relations,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, August 19, 2009
  35. “Global Spin Doctors,”¬†World Beat, August 18, 2009
  36. “Bill’s Excellent Adventure,”¬†World Beat, August 11, 2009
  37. “Their Martyrs and Our Heroes,”¬†TomDispatch, August 6, 2009
  38. “The Geopolitics of Facebook,”¬†World Beat, August 4, 2009
  39. “Review:¬†Securing Japan,”¬†The Journal of Asian Studies, August 2009
  40. “Slaying the Dragon,”¬†World Beat, July 28, 2009
  41. “Asia’s Axis of Evil?”¬†Asia Chronicle, July 24, 2009
  42. “Gassed to Death,”¬†World Beat,¬†July 21, 2009
  43. “North Korean¬†Papillon,”¬†Asia Chronicle, July 16, 2009
  44. “The Cost of Empire,”¬†World Beat, July 14, 2009
  45. “AfPak Blowback,”¬†World Beat, July 7, 2009
  46. “Japan-ROK Relations on the Rocks,”¬†Asia Chronicle, July 3, 2009
  47. “Playing the Hawk with North Korea,”¬†Inter Press Service, July 1, 2009
  48. “Democratic Shocks,”¬†World Beat, June 30, 2009
  49. “Pearl Harbor, Part 2?”¬†World Beat, June 23, 2009
  50. “The Obama-Lee Summit: Dangerous Consensus?”¬†Asia Chronicle, June 19, 2009
  51. “The Dancing Cure,”¬†World Beat, June 16, 2009
  52. “Outsourcing North Korea Policy,”¬†Asia Chronicle, June 11, 2009
  53. “America’s Sorry Policy,”¬†World Beat, June 9, 2009
  54. “Twenty Years Later,”¬†World Beat, June 2, 2009
  55. “Korean Tragedies,”¬†Asia Chronicle, May 29, 2009
  56. “Nightmare on Cheney Street,”¬†World Beat, May 26, 2009
  57. “The G-2 Paradox,”¬†Asia Chronicle, May 22, 2009
  58. “Quaker Utopias,”¬†World Beat, May 19, 2009
  59. “North Korea and Malign Neglect,”¬†Asia Chronicle, May 14, 2009
  60. “Abolition Follies,”¬†World Beat, May 12, 2009
  61. “Capitalist Pigs,”¬†World Beat, May 5, 2009
  62. “100 Day Dash,”¬†World Beat, April 28, 2009
  63. “Obama’s First 100 Days: Foreign Policy,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, April 27, 2009
  64. “Piracy and Empire,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, April 24, 2009
  65. “Great Neighbor Policy,”¬†World Beat, April 21, 2009
  66. “Monsters vs. Aliens,”¬†TomDispatch, April 21, 2009
  67. “North Korea’s Sunshine Policy,”¬†Korea Herald, April 20, 2009
  68. “Balkan Myths,”¬†World Beat,¬†April 14, 2009
  69. “Mouth-to-Mouth Summitry,”¬†World Beat, April 7, 2009
  70. “Why Yugoslavia Still Matters,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, April 6, 2009
  71. “Strategic Dialogue with Edward Herman,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, April 6, 2009
  72. “A Need for Restraint over North Korea’s Satellite,”¬†Boston Globe, April 5, 2009
  73. “What’s Up With North Korea?”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, April 5, 2009
  74. “Never Again (Maybe),”¬†World Beat, March 31, 2009
  75. “Japan: On Trial 60 Years Later,”¬†Inter Press Service, March 26, 2009
  76. “Naval Gazing,”¬†World Beat, March 24, 2009
  77. “Foreign Policy In Fashion,”¬†World Beat, March 17, 2009
  78. “Thinking Big In Crisis Time,”¬†Inter Press Service, March 12, 2009
  79. “Don’t Move On Yet,”¬†World Beat, March 10, 2009
  80. “Turning European,”¬†World Beat, March 3, 2009
  81. “Listen: Afghanistan,”¬†World Beat, February 24, 2009
  82. “Ploughshares into Swords,”¬†Korea Economic Institute Report, February 18, 2009
  83. “North Korea Sends Message: Don’t Ignore Us,”¬†Progressive Media Project, February 18, 2009
  84. “A Multipolar Moment?”¬†World Beat,¬†February 17, 2009
  85. “What’s the Matter with China?”¬†World Beat, February 10, 2009
  86. “The Risk of Military Keynesianism,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, February 9, 2009
  87. “Our Pirates and Theirs,”¬†World Beat, February 3, 2009
  88. “GWOT’s End?”¬†World Beat, January 27, 2009
  89. “Postcard from…Banja Luka,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, January 23, 2009
  90. “Inaugural Mulligan,”¬†World Beat, January 20, 2009
  91. “Bush’s Path from ‘Humility’ to ‘Bring It On,'”¬†Inter Press Service, January 16, 2009
  92. “From Arms to Art,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, January 16, 2009
  93. “Lame Legacy,”¬†World Beat, January 13, 2009
  94. “Japan: The Price of Normalcy,”¬†Japan Focus, January 10, 2009
  95. “Israel: Mini-Me?”¬†World Beat, January 6, 2009
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  1. “Detractors of Hillary,”¬†World Beat, December 23, 2008
  2. “China/US: Rivals, Partners in Asia,”¬†Inter Press Service, December 17, 2008
  3. “No More Axes,”¬†World Beat, December 16, 2008
  4. “Review: Joschka Fischer and the Making of the Berlin Republic,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus
  5. “Speak Memory,”¬†World Beat, December 9, 2008
  6. “Bomb India?”¬†World Beat, December 2, 2008
  7. “Tackling the Global Military Industrial Complex,”¬†War Times, December 2008
  8. “Obama Foreign Policy Should Be Approached with Broad Vision,”¬†Minuteman Media, November 26, 2008
  9. “Not So Pearly Gates,”¬†World Beat, November 25, 2008
  10. “Engaging Pyongyang on Human Rights,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, November 20, 2008
  11. “Group Grope,”¬†World Beat, November 18, 2008
  12. “The North Korean Conundrum,”¬†TomDispatch, November 13, 2008
  13. “Rebounding with Obama,”¬†World Beat, November 11, 2008
  14. “Bombers without Borders,”¬†World Beat,” November 4, 2008
  15. “Book Review: A Floating City of Peasants,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, October 29, 2008
  16. “The Religion of Guns,”¬†World Beat, October 28, 2008
  17. “Art of Torture,”¬†World Beat, October 21, 2008
  18. “Interview with Daniel Heyman,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, October 17, 2008
  19. “Book Review: A Thousand Hills,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, October 15, 2008
  20. “Bittersweet Economy,”¬†World Beat, October 14, 2008
  21. “Burma’s New Charter: Radical Change or Fig Leaf?”¬†Inter Press Service, October 14, 2008
  22. “What’s So Funny?”¬†World Beat, October 7, 2008
  23. “South Korea: Still Dreaming of Regionalism,”¬†Inter Press Service, October 3, 2008
  24. “Scorched-Earth Presidency,”¬†World Beat, September 30, 2008
  25. “Surrounding China’s String of Pearls,”¬†Mother Jones, September 26, 2008
  26. “Of Coffee and Capitalism,”¬†World Beat,¬†September 23, 2008
  27. “East Asia’s History Wars Rage On,”¬†Inter Press Service, September 18, 2008
  28. “Crying Terrorism,”¬†World Beat, September 16, 2008
  29. “Stealth Crisis,”¬†World Beat, September 9, 2008
  30. “Heartthrob, Heartbeat,”¬†World Beat, September 2, 2008
  31. “Asia’s Olympic Debs,”¬†World Beat, August 26, 2008
  32. “Postcard from…Rome,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, August 25, 2008
  33. “The View from 2016,”¬†TomDispatch, August 20, 2008
  34. “Pop ’til We Drop?”¬†World Beat, August 19, 2008
  35. “Die Hard,”¬†World Beat, August 12, 2008
  36. “Will He or Won’t He?”¬†World Beat, July 28, 2008
  37. “Hair of the Dog,”¬†World Beat, July 21, 2008
  38. “Be Ahead of the Pack,”¬†World Beat, July 14, 2008
  39. “Bush Gets One Right?”¬†World Beat, July 7, 2008
  40. “North Korea, Japan, and the Abduction Narrative of Charles Robert Jenkins,”¬†Japan Focus, July 2, 2008
  41. “For Your Freedom and Ours,”¬†World Beat, June 30, 2008
  42. “Empty Plate Club,”¬†World Beat, June 23, 2008
  43. “Are We All North Koreans Now?”¬†TomDispatch, June 17, 2008
  44. “Getting to Yes,”¬†World Beat, June 16, 2008
  45. “Free Trade Follies,”¬†World Beat, June 9, 2008
  46. “The Way to a Just Foreign Policy,”¬†Yes!¬†Magazine, Summer 2008
  47. “Second Thoughts,”¬†World Beat, June 2, 2008
  48. “Wenchuan as Eco-City,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, May 30, 2008
  49. “The Day Diplomacy Died,”¬†World Beat, May 27, 2008
  50. “Climate Industrial Complex,”¬†World Beat, May 19, 2008
  51. “Burned Again?”¬†World Beat, May 12, 2008
  52. “Books Not Bombs,”¬†World Beat, May 5, 2008
  53. “Postcard from Sarajevo,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, May 5, 2008
  54. “The Erased,”¬†World Beat, April 28, 2008
  55. “Postcard from Ljubljana,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, April 25, 2008
  56. “Fair Dinkum Leadership,”¬†World Beat, April 21, 2008
  57. “What Lee Can Learn from Bush,”¬†Korea Times, April 15, 2008
  58. “Trouble in Tibet,”¬†World Beat, April 14, 2008
  59. “Talking Peace, Preparing for War,”¬†Inter Press Service, April 14, 2008
  60. “Executive Swap,”¬†World Beat, April 7, 2008
  61. “Turkey: Uniter or Divider?”¬†Turkish Policy Quarterly, Winter 2007
  62. “OOPS,”¬†World Beat, April 1, 2008
  63. “Fergana Valley’s Violent Reputation ‘Inaccurate’ — Analysts,”¬†Inter Press Service, March 29, 2008
  64. “Iraq in Pictures,”¬†World Beat, March 24, 2008
  65. “Memorializing Iraq,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, March 19, 2008
  66. “Poet Power,”¬†World Beat, March 17, 2008
  67. “Hooray for Nationalism?”¬†World Beat, March 10, 2008
  68. “Pacific and Not-So-Pacific Oceans,”¬†Inter Press Service, March 7, 2008
  69. “Adolescent Tantrum,”¬†World Beat, March 3, 2008
  70. “Postcard from…Brussels,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, February 28, 2008
  71. “Foreign Occupation,”¬†World Beat, February 25, 2008
  72. “Asian Armageddon,”¬†World Beat, February 19, 2008
  73. “Asia’s Hidden Arms Race,”¬†TomDispatch, February 12, 2008
  74. “Desperately Looking for Legacy,”¬†World Beat, February 12, 2008
  75. “Hardliners Target Detente with North Korea,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, February 11, 2008
  76. “Klaatu Barada Nikto,”¬†World Beat,¬†February 4, 2008
  77. “The Big Yam,”¬†The Nation, January 31, 2008
  78. ¬†“Who Owns the World?”¬†World Beat, January 28, 2008
  79. ¬†“Poor, Deluded Europeans,”¬†World Beat, January 22, 2008
  80. “Tectonic Upheavals Await Ruling LDP,”¬†Inter Press Service, January 20, 2008
  81. ¬†“Eyeing Burma,”¬†Inter Press Service, January 18, 2008
  82. ¬†“Ignorance is Bliss,”¬†World Beat, January 14, 2008
  83. ¬†“A Green Bulldozer?”¬†Korea Times, January 8, 2008
  84. ¬†“Missionary Zeal,”¬†World Beat, January 8, 2008
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Archives

2007 Archives

 

  1. “Spreading the Word,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, December 19, 2007
  2. “Take the Plunge,”¬†World Beat, December 17, 2007
  3. “A Return to Diversity in the Balkans?”¬†The American Prospect, December 13, 2007
  4. “The Paradox of East Asian Peace,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, December 13, 2007
  5. “Eighth Circle of Hell,”¬†World Beat, December 3, 2007
  6. “The Shadow of Vietnam,”¬†Internationale Politik, Winter 2007
  7. “Whale of a Meal,”¬†World Beat, November 26, 2007
  8. “What Happens Next?”¬†World Beat, November 20, 2007
  9. “Fashion Statement,”¬†World Beat, November 16, 2007
  10. “The Taiwan that Roared,”¬†World Beat, November 5, 2007
  11. “A Modest Proposal,”¬†World Beat, October 29, 2007
  12. “The Kaesong Industrial Complex,”¬†Japan Focus, October 24, 2007
  13. “The Grim Numbers,”¬†World Beat, October 22, 2007
  14. “Big Red Checkbook,”¬†The Nation, October 18, 2007
  15. “Right Behind,”¬†World Beat, October 15, 2007
  16. “Divest Now?”¬†World Beat, October 8, 2007
  17. “Post-Playground Politics,”¬†Korea Times, October 5, 2007
  18. “We Get Religion,”¬†World Beat, October 1, 2007
  19. “Global Tastes,”¬†Alphabet City, September 2007
  20. “Art as Jujitsu,”¬†World Beat, September 24, 2007
  21. “South Korea Can Play the Role of Transformer,”¬†Korea Times, September 22, 2007
  22. “The Art of Anti-War,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, September 21, 2007
  23. “The Taiwan of Europe,”¬†World Beat,¬†September 18, 2007
  24. “Postcard from…Sofia,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, September 14, 2007
  25. “Postcard from…Istanbul,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, September 10, 2007
  26. “Bazaar-O World,”¬†World Beat, September 10, 2007
  27. “Xtreme Gulpism,”¬†World Beat, September 4, 2007
  28. “Memo to the President, 2020,”¬†World Beat, August 21, 2007
  29. “Three Hard Truths,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, August 17, 2007
  30. “Seoul Searching,”¬†World Beat, August 14, 2007
  31. “Whole Hog,”¬†World Beat, August 7, 2007
  32. “Can We Pursue Terrorists Without Becoming Like Them?”¬†AlterNet, August 1, 2007
  33. “Talk to the Hand,”¬†World Beat, July 31, 2007
  34. “Geography is a Flavor,”¬†World Beat, July 24, 2007
  35. “Our Man in Pakistan,”¬†World Beat, July 17, 2007
  36. “We’re Number 96!”¬†World Beat, July 10, 2007
  37. “The Bad Egg,”¬†World Beat, July 2, 2007
  38. “Take Back American Foreign Policy,”¬†World Beat, June 25, 2007
  39. “India Returns to the Global Stage,”¬†Inter Press Service, June 21, 2007
  40. “Justice and Foreign Policy,”¬†TomPaine.com, June 19, 2007
  41. “American Foreign Policy is Broken,”¬†AlterNet, June 19, 2007
  42. “Just Security,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus and the Institute for Policy Studies, June 19, 2007
  43. “Culture of Evil,”¬†World Beat, June 18, 2007
  44. “South-East Asia: Democratic Deficit Growing,”¬†Inter Press Service, June 13, 2007
  45. “Screening North Korea,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, June 12, 2007
  46. “Rice’s Realism,”¬†World Beat, June 11, 2007
  47. “Review of¬†Famine in North Korea,”¬†Far East Economic Review, June 2007
  48. “Metamorphosis,”¬†World Beat, June 4, 2007
  49. “Memorial Daze,”¬†World Beat, May 29, 2007
  50. “Listen to the Boss,”¬†World Beat, May 21, 2007
  51. “Divided We Stand,”¬†World Beat, May 14, 2007
  52. “Another World,”¬†World Beat, May 7, 2007
  53. “After Slow Start, Japan Engages Central Asia,”¬†Inter Press Service, May 2, 2007
  54. “America the Exceptional,”¬†World Beat, April 30, 2007
  55. “China Remains Question Mark for Japan, U.S.,”¬†Inter Press Service, April 27, 2007
  56. “The Yes Man,”¬†World Beat, April 23, 2007
  57. “The Self-Hating State,”¬†World Beat, April 16, 2007
  58. “Trading with Vegas,”¬†World Beat, April 9, 2007
  59. “Suffocating Consensus,”¬†World Beat, April 5, 2007
  60. “Long Anchored in the West, Turkey Looks East,”¬†Inter Press Service, March 31, 2007
  61. “Kyrgyzstan: Exporting the Tulip Revolution,”¬†Inter Press Service, March 29, 2007
  62. “No Thanks,”¬†World Beat, March 26, 2007
  63. “Mission Incomprehensible,”¬†World Beat, March 19, 2007
  64. “Too Big to Fail,”¬†World Beat, March 12, 2007
  65. “China the Indispensable?”¬†Foreign Policy in Focus, March 9, 2007
  66. “Tampering with the Evidence,”¬†World Beat, March 5, 2007
  67. “Just Climate Change,”¬†World Beat, February 26, 2007
  68. “On Chomsky,”¬†World Beat, February 19, 2007
  69. “Promising Start with North Korea,”¬†Seattle Post Intelligencer, February 16, 2007
  70. “North Korean Nuclear Agreement: Annotated,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, February 14, 2007
  71. “People Power Vs. Military Power in East Asia,”¬†Foreign Policy in Focus, February 13, 2007
  72. “Rise and Fall of Nations,”¬†World Beat, February 13, 2007
  73. “Targeting Journalists,”¬†World Beat, February 5, 2007
  74. “George and Jong,”¬†TomPaine.com, January 29, 2007
  75. “The Point of Protest,”¬†World Beat, January 29, 2007
  76. “Picturing the President,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, January 26, 2007
  77. “Eat Local, Think Global,”¬†Minuteman op-ed, January 24, 2007
  78. “Bait and Switch,”¬†World Beat, January 23, 2007
  79. “The Challenge Facing Local Food,”¬†Salon, January 18, 2007
  80. “Don’t Mourn: Annotate,”¬†World Beat, January 18, 2007
  81. “Sanctions and War on the Korean Peninsula,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, January 17, 2007
  82. “Nuking Iran?”¬†World Beat, January, 8, 2007
  83. “Headbangers Against Genocide,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, January 4, 2007
  84. “Iron Fist Economics,”¬†World Beat, January 3, 2007
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Archives

2006 Archives

 

  1. “Covering the Mekong,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, December 29, 2006
  2. “All Talk,”¬†World Beat, December 18, 2006
  3. “China Nurtures Good Neighbor Policy in Asia,”¬†Inter Press Service, December 14, 2006
  4. “China and the Uses of Uncertainty,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, December 13, 2006
  5. “Political Football,”¬†World Beat, December 11, 2006
  6. “China: What’s the Big Mystery?”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, December 4, 2006
  7. “Rule of Lawlessness,”¬†World Beat, November 28, 2006
  8. “The Most Important Story in the World,”¬†Munhwa Ilbo, November 21, 2006 (in Korean and English)
  9. “Military Intelligence,”¬†World Beat, November 20, 2006
  10. “Anti-Socialist Realism,”¬†Foreign Policy in Focus, November 17, 2006
  11. “Enlightenment Returns,”¬†World Beat, November 13, 2006
  12. “Burma: More Uncertainty Lies Ahead,”¬†Inter Press Service, November 8, 2006
  13. “Stern Warning,”¬†World Beat, November 6, 2006
  14. “North Korea Returns to the Negotiating Table,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, November 1, 2006
  15. “Not Just Iraq,”¬†World Beat, October 30, 2006
  16. “North Korea Tops Abe’s Agenda,”¬†Inter Press Service, October 24, 2006
  17. “FOG Problems,”¬†World Beat, October 23, 2006
  18. “Yodok Story and the Bomb,”¬†Munhwa Ilbo, October 17, 2006 (in Korean and English)
  19. “Clueless Empires,”¬†World Beat, October 16, 2006
  20. “Pyongyang 1, Bush 0,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, October 10, 2006
  21. “Tehran or Pyongyang?”¬†World Beat, October 9, 2006
  22. “African Fantasies,”¬†World Beat, October 3, 2006
  23. “Fiesta!”¬†World Beat, September 25, 2006
  24. “North Korea and the Politics of Famine,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, September 18, 2006
  25. “Roh v. W,”¬†World Beat, September 18, 2006
  26. “Writers from the Other Asia,”¬†The Nation, September 18, 2006
  27. “Katrina: The Final Frontier,”¬†Foreign Policy in Focus, September 15, 2006
  28. “Now It’s Personal,”¬†World Beat, September 13, 2006
  29. “Roh, Bush Should Trade Tinted Glasses at Summit,”¬†Korea Times, September 13, 2006
  30. “Liberation Technology?”¬†World Beat, September 5, 2006
  31. “An Antidote to Info Vertigo,”¬†World Beat, August 28, 2006
  32. “Hubris and Humanitarianism,”¬†World Beat, August 21, 2006
  33. “American Apples, Korean Oranges,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, August 17, 2006
  34. “Islam’s Two Faces,”¬†World Beat, August 14, 2006
  35. “The Dictator’s Dilemma,”¬†Progressive Response, August 7, 2006
  36. “The Sun Rises Again,”¬†Fort Worth Star-Telegram, August 2, 2006
  37. “Roaring Mouse vs. Squeaking Lion,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, August 1, 2006
  38. “Target: Multilateralism,”¬†Progressive Response, July 31, 2006
  39. “The Axis of Intervention,”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, July 27, 2006
  40. “Bush Doctrine Down?”¬†Progressive Response, July 24, 2006
  41. “Bringing a Living Wage to the Farm,”¬†AlterNet, July 12, 2006
  42. “Negotiating Space with North Korea,”¬†Boston Globe, July 6, 2006
  43. “North Korean Fireworks?”¬†Foreign Policy In Focus, June 30, 2006
  44. “Time to Lift North Korea’s Quarantine,”¬†YaleGlobal Online, June 8, 2006
  45. “Racism vs. Sexism in Japan,”¬†Munhwa Ilbo, June 6, 2006 (Korean and English)
  46. “The Contradictions of Kaesong,”¬†ZNet, May 30, 2006
  47. “Covering Indian Country,”¬†ZNet, May 27, 2006
  48. “Shifting Gears, China Wins Influence in Southeast Asia,”¬†Inter Press Service, April 20, 2006
  49. “Sovereignty Matters,”¬†ZNet, March 31, 2006
  50. “Cartoon Fundamentalists,”¬†ZNet, March 6, 2006
  51. “An Interview with Mary Coble,”¬†Critical Dispatches, February 28, 2006
  52. “Land of Immigration?”¬†Munhwa Ilbo, January 17, 2006 (Korean and English)
  53. Review of Tim Beal, The Struggle Against American Power, Korean Quarterly, Winter 2006
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Archives

2005 Archives

 

  1. “To Link or Not to Link: The Human Rights Question in North Korea,”¬†Foreign Policy in Focus, December 19, 2005
  2. “America’s Achilles Heel,”¬†Munhwa Ilbo, December 13, 2005 (Korean and English)
  3. Review of Julie Mertus, Bait and Switch, New Politics, Winter 2005
  4. “Chemical Farm,”¬†AlterNet, November 22, 2006
  5. “The End of Anonymity,”¬†ZNet, November 17, 2005
  6. “The Soul of the New Fast Food,”¬†AlterNet, October 20, 2005
  7. “Hunger Strike at Guantanamo,”¬†ZNet, October 8, 2005
  8. “Uses of Ambiguity: September 19 Agreement with North Korea,”¬†Foreign Policy in Focus, October 1, 2005
  9. “Interview with Deborah Faye Lawrence,”¬†Critical Dispatches, October 2005
  10. “The Legacy of Lee Kyung Hae,”¬†AlterNet, August 29, 2005
  11. “Atoms for Peace,”¬†The Providence Journal, August 17, 2005
  12. Review of Kyung Moon Hwang, Beyond Birth, Journal of Asian Studies, August 2005
  13. “The Evolution of Frankenfoods?”¬†AlterNet, July 18, 2005
  14. “Food and Communism,”¬†ZNet, July 8, 2005
  15. “The Restaurant Theory of Reform,”¬†Munhwa Ilbo, June 21, 2005 (in English and Korean)
  16. “Beyond Korean Barbecue,”¬†AlterNet, June 10, 2005
  17. “Korea’s Slow-Motion Unification,”¬†Boston Globe, June 9, 2005
  18. “Europe as Number One,”¬†ZNet, May 26, 2005
  19. Review of Bradley Martin, Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader, Korean Quaterly, Spring 2005
  20. “Goodbye Uncle Sam, Hello Team Europe,”¬†Alternet, April 14, 2005
  21. “Connecting the Democratic Dots,”¬†Munhwa Ilbo,¬† April 12, 2005, in Korean and English
  22. “All Democracy, All the Time,”¬†Salon.com, March 15, 2005
  23. “What’s Wrong with the U.S. Media?,”¬†Munhwa Ilbo, March 8, 2005 (in Korean and English)
  24. “Korean Food, Korean Identity”¬†APARC Working Paper, Stanford University, February 2005
  25. “Dealing with the Powers in Pyongyang,”¬†¬†Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, February 16, 2005
  26. “Caught in the Muddle: Round Two of Bush vs. North Korea”, Foreign Policy in Focus, February 10, 2005
  27. “In the Jelly Belly of the Beast”, ZNet, January 23, 2005
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Archives

2004 Archives

 

  1. “Super-Size Me, Tokyo Style,”¬†Alternet, December 17, 2004
  2. “North Korean Surprises,”¬†Munhwa Ilbo, December 7, 2004 (English and Korean)
  3. “Asia Holds the Key to the Future of GM Food,”¬†YaleGlobal Online, December 2, 2004
  4. “U.S.-ROK Relations after the Elections,”¬†ZNet, November 26, 2004
  5. “Election Day Hangover,”¬†Munhwa Ilbo, November 2, 2004, in English and Korean
  6. “Untangling the Knot: The Future of U.S.-South Korean Security Relations,”¬†Foreign Policy in Focus, October 2004
  7. “The Forgotten Lessons of Helsinki: Human Rights and U.S.-North Korean Relations,”¬†World Policy Journal,¬†Fall 2004
  8. “The World in a Seed,”¬†Alternet, September 25, 2004
  9. “The Organic Alternative: Slovenia, the European Union, and the Debate over Sustainable Agriculture,”Food First, Summer 2004
  10. “The Democrats and North Korea,”¬†Munhwa Ilbo, August 3, 2004 (in Korean and English)
  11. “Grapes, Not Golf,”¬†ZNet, July 27, 2004
  12. “A New and Improved Europe?”¬†Munhwa Ilbo, June 29, 2004
  13. “The Spirit of Kwangju,”¬†ZNet, June 15, 2004
  14. “Bring Our Troops Home — From Korea,”¬†Foreign Policy in Focus, June 6, 2004
  15. “It’s the Money, not Tiananmen, that Counts,”¬†Asia Times On-Line, June 4, 2004
  16. “Fat and Foreign Policy,”¬†Munhwa Ilbo, May 25, 2004
  17. “Next Stop: Pyongyang?”¬†TomPaine.com, May 10, 2004
  18. “Taiwan: No farewell to arms, but sales slow,”¬†Asia Times On-Line, May 8, 2004
  19. “It’s Our Party (and We’ll Cheer If We Want To),”¬†Foreign Policy in Focus, April 30, 2004
  20. “Human Rights in North Korea,”¬†Munhwa Ilbo, April 20, 2004 (in Korean and English)
  21. “Fat Chance,”¬†TomPaine.com, April 20, 2004
  22. “Push and Pull: East Asian Regional Security,”¬†CanKor, April 19, 2004
  23. “U.S. Pushing Arms,”¬†Asia Times On-Line, April 7, 2004
  24. “Steeped in Tradition,”¬†Vegetarian Times, April 2004
  25. “The Military Industrial Porn Complex,”¬†Salon.com, March 30, 2004
  26. “No Politics as Usual in East Asia,”¬†ZNet, March 27, 2004
  27. “Gulliver and the Lilliputians,”¬†Munhwa Ilbo, March 16, 2004 (Korean and English)
  28. “One China, Two Headaches?”¬†American Prospect, March 2004
  29. “Washington woos and boos Beijing,”¬†Asia Times On-Line, March 3, 2004
  30. “Between Kim Jong II and a Hard Place,”¬†Foreign Policy in Focus, February 27
  31. “Who’s a Terrorist?”¬†TomPaine.com, February 26, 2004
  32. U.S. must abandon hard-line stance in talks with North Korea,” Progressive Media Project, February 19, 2004
  33. “U.S. Grand Strategy in Asia,”¬†ZNet, February 16, 2004
  34. “Burmese, if you Please”,¬†Vegetarian Times, February 2004
  35. “Second Act”,¬†The American Prospect,¬†February 2004
  36. “Terrorist Potatoes,”¬†TomPaine.com, January 6, 2004
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Archives

2003 Archives

 

  1. “Regime Change in North Korea?”¬†ZNet, December 25, 2003
  2. “North Korea: a Different Kind of Regime Change,”¬†Global Beat Syndicate, December 2, 2003
  3. “Two Cheers for Realpolitik,”¬†TomPaine.com, November 24, 2003
  4. “Fields of Battle,”¬†TomPaine.com, October 27, 2003
  5. “The Peculiar Pragmatism of Pyongyang,”¬†The Progressive, October 2003
  6. “What the North Koreans are really after”¬†The American Prospect On-Line, October 23, 2003
  7. “The Tug of War,”¬†Foreign Policy in Focus, October 22, 2003.
  8. “Reining U.S. In,”¬†Tompaine.com, October 3, 2003
  9. “We’ve Lost Their Hearts and Minds”,¬†Foreign Policy in Focus, September 9, 2003
  10. “Hexagonal Headache,”¬†Asia Times, September 6, 2003
  11. “North Korea and the Fire Next Time,”¬†TomPaine.com, September 3, 2003
  12. “Six Countries in Search of a Solution,”¬†Foreign Policy in Focus, August 26, 2003
  13. “Korean Vegetarian Cooking,”¬†Vegetarian Times, August 2003
  14. “50 years after Korean armistice, rhetoric of war continues,”¬†Progressive Media Project, July 23, 2003
  15. “Fearful Symmetry: Washington and Pyongyang,”¬†Foreign Policy in Focus, July 2003
  16. “The Price of Power”, Global Beat Syndicate, June 23, 2003
  17. “Seeds of Conflict,”¬†TomPaine.com, June 3, 2003
  18. “TransAtlantic Food Fight,”¬†The American Prospect, May 1, 2003
  19. “Eyes on Different Prizes,”¬†Foreign Policy in Focus, May 12, 2003
  20. “From Gulf War II to Korean War II,”¬†Albany Times-Union, April 3, 2003
  21. “Seoul Food,”¬†The Washingtonian, April 2003
  22. “Is North Korea Next?”¬†Foreign Policy in Focus, March 24, 2003
  23. “South Korea Joins the Axis of Independence,”¬†Foreign Policy in Focus, February 24, 2003
  24. “America’s North Korea Policy Is Not Working,”¬†San Diego Union-Tribune, February 6, 2003
  25. “The Time-Out Method Doesn’t Work” Foreign Policy in Focus, January 23, 2003