I spent 1996-97 in South Korea teaching English in the public schools. It was a mind-blowing experience in any number of ways. But one thing was clear when I was there, which is that the poor were tre
Meet a Korean horse that plays dead in order to avoid being ridden. I am the Santa of this blog, I know. You are welcome. Share
In our continuing chronicle of jellyfish taking over the planet and replacing humans as the dominant species, we have jellyfish attacking Sweden and shutting down a nuclear reactor. The Soviets couldn
My latest feature at the Diplomat expresses some skepticism about the potential for accidental war on the Korean Peninsula: Again, few wars happen by accident; most take place because policymakers wan
Take a look at Robert Kelly’s series of posts on the USC-CSIS “Challenges for Korean Unification” project (part 1, part 2, part 3). Kelly’s argument, if I may boil down, is as
For this week’s Diplomat contribution I discussed the impressive growth of the ROKN: South Korea’s robust shipbuilding industry (the world’s largest) helps support and underwrite the ROKN’
A boat with 31 North Korea citizens drifted into South Korea waters and was picked up. North Korea being the kind of place that people sometimes don’t like going back to, four are trying to st
Words, words, words: South Korea will swiftly and strongly respond with force until North Korea surrenders if the communist state launches another assault, the South’s new defence minister said.