A conservative parliament may provide further impetus to South Korean president to maintain a harder line on Pyongyang.
Don Oberdorfer, a leading expert on South Korea, says the president-elect of South Korea will take a “business-like” approach to the economy and ties with the North.
The conservative front-runner won South Korea’s December 19 elections. His policies could test relations with North Korea.
David C. Kang, an expert on Asian business, examines what economic development in North Korea could potentially mean for the region.
With a 'peace agreement' between North and South Korea on the table, the author questions whether anything good or new can come of it.
Don Oberdorfer, an Asia expert who has written a history of North and South Korea, says the latest developments on North Korea indicate that “for once on the Korean peninsula, the stars are in alignment.”
Listen to Song Min-soon, minister of foreign affairs and trade for the Republic of Korea, discuss security issues in Northeast Asia, with specific regard to the Six-Party Talks and the upcoming South-North summit.
South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Song Min-Soon discusses security issues in Northeast Asia.
Watch Song Min-soon, minister of foreign affairs and trade for the Republic of Korea, discuss security issues in Northeast Asia, with specific regard to the Six-Party Talks and the upcoming South-North summit.
Historic meetings later this month between North and South Korean leaders may focus more on economic development than nuclear concerns.
An imminent deadline is putting new pressure on U.S. trade talks. Bipartisan cooperation could help President Bush’s chances of passing deals in South Korea and Latin America.
An interactive, multimedia guide to the dispute between North and South Korea.
New UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon faces the mammoth tasks of handling several international crises and UN reform as he takes over a job with ever-growing responsibilities.
South Koreans face a generational divide over policy toward North Korea, weighing a soft approach to their neighbor's nuclear moves or an alignment with the more hard-line U.S. stance.
The prickly relationship between Seoul and Washington gets tested this week as President Roh Moo-Hyun heads to the White House. Divisive issues include North Korea, trade, and control over joint military forces on the peninsula.
This report from Amnesty International argues that migrant workers inSouth Korea are at risk of a range of human rights violations. In August 2003 the Korean National Assembly passed the Act Concerning the Employment Permit for Migrant Workers (EPS Act). The Act prohibits discrimination against foreign workers and was intended to give migrant workers legal status and to put an end to human rights violations against them. By passing the Act, South Korea became the first labour importing country in Asia to attempt to protect the rights of migrant workers through legislation. Despite the recognition of their rights contained in the EPS Act, in reality migrants continue to have little protection and very limited possibilities for obtaining redress for abuses, argues Amnesty.
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
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