Michael Glendenning has launched a European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea. At the beginning of the week, Scott Snyder (Council on Foreign Relations) and I engaged in an online chat with Shirley Eun from the Alliance, which is now online at the Facebook page linked above. The page also has You Tube links […]
Ages ago Troy Stangarone of the Korea Economic Institute interviewed me and Mark Manyin of the Congressional Research Service on the Kaesong Industrial Park. Now, with KIC slated to reopen, KEI has posted the podcast. It can be heard here.
I was on vacation for the Sin Son Ho press conference, but followed the coverage. Unfortunately, reporting on the event focused almost entirely on Sin’s answers to reporters’ questions. Virtually none of it addressed the subject of Sin’s half hour soliloquy—available on UN Web TV–namely the dissolution of the UN Command. Sin’s performance is a […]
The University of California San Diego recently hosted a visit from alum Kurt M. Campbell, who served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and recently founded The Asia Group, a consulting outfit. In a wide-ranging conversation with my colleague Susan Shirk, Campbell reflects on the pivot to Asia. The conversation […]
The dude goes on vacation and he’s still doing interviews. In this conversation with Radio Free Asia, Steph Haggard explains that the breakdown in North-South talks was not a mere matter of diplomatic pique, but was intimately linked to disagreements over substantive issues which provide some insight into North Korea’s motivations.
Following on the moving TED talk by Hyeonseo Lee, we now have a second entry from Joseph Kim. Kim was four years old when the famine hit in 1994, and his remarks start with the depredation of the man-made famine; his simple observation that “hunger is humiliation” struck us as deeply true. The story is […]
Sanctions are not only of interest to those engaged in the making—and watching—of foreign policy; they also are a major headache for firms that need to worry about compliance. As a result, a variety of interesting new sites have emerged that track and analyze sanctions. Among those that have been brought to our attention are […]
Part II of Marcus Noland’s Peterson Perspectives interview can be found here. The interview is also streaming below. In the interview, Noland continues discussing the relevant topics associated with President Park’s Washington visit.
Part I of Marcus Noland’s Peterson Perspectives interview on the Korea-US Summit can be found here. In the interview, Noland discusses South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s visit to the U.S. and the many pressing issues that will surely be part of the agenda as she meets with President Obama and the Congress.
The second part of my interview with Steve Weisman has been posted. In it, Steve asks how we might get out of this mess. North Korea’s call yesterday for foreigners (and foreign business) to flee South Korea was a transparent attempt to put pressure on South Korean President Park Geun-hye by undermining the South Korean economy. […]