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U.S. sailors celebrate their victory over Korean troops at Deokjin fort in June 1871. (Naval Historical Foundation/Wikimedia)

The Island Between the Two Koreas

A visit to the North Korean border at Ganghwado island brings to mind an 1871 clash between Korea and the United States — and the beginning of a complex relationship. Read more…

A Net Assessment of East Asia

Although other issues have emerged amid East Asia's economic shifts, China's domestic evolution will determine the dynamics for the entire region. Read more…

A North Korean Taepodong-class missile is displayed during a military parade marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013. (ED JONES/AFP PHOTO)

Why North Korea Needs Nukes

Nothing provides insurance against regime change like nuclear weapons. Read more…

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