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December 14, 2011

South Korea
Busan High-Level Forum: From Dead Aid to Better Development?

The Busan High-Level Forum (HLF)—which met from November 29 to December 1 and involved more than three thousand delegates from nearly one hundred sixty countries as well as representatives from inter…

June 20, 2012

South Korea
Three Hurdles for Emissions Trading Scheme

Introduction After months of roadblocks that seemed to signal the demise of South Korea's proposed emissions trading scheme (ETS), the South Korean parliament passed legislation establishing an ET…

May 16, 2012

South Korea
Election officials count the ballots of the parliament elections in Seoul. (Courtesy Reuters/Lee Jae-Won) South Korea’s National Assembly Elections and the Presidential Electoral Landscape

South Korea’s National Assembly elections were supposed to shape the landscape for December’s presidential contest; instead, the parliamentary outcome seems to have muddied the waters.  The unanticip…

December 16, 2011

South Korea
Secretary-General BanSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, Republic of Korea. From “Dead Aid” to Effective Development: Assessing the Busan High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, Republic of Korea 30 November 2011 (Eskinder Debebe/Courtesy United Nations). South Korean president L…

December 22, 2010

North Korea
Models of a North Korean Scud-B missile and South Korean Hawk surface-to-air missiles are seen at the Korean War Memorial Museum in Seoul As If North Korea Didn’t Have you Worried Enough

Models of a North Korean Scud-B missile and South Korean Hawk surface-to-air missiles are seen at the Korean War Memorial Museum in Seoul. (Jo Yong hak/Courtesy Reuters) I have a new article in the …

March 21, 2011

Japan
A student volunteer holds a sign in front of instant noodles for evacuees from Futaba, a city near the quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, at the evacuees’ new shelter Saitama Super Arena, near Tokyo March 20, 2011, nine days after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. Voices from Inside Japan—No Panic, Simply Strength and Kindness

A student volunteer holds a sign in front of instant noodles for evacuees from Futaba, a city near the quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, at the evacuees' new shelter Saitama S…

May 28, 2010

China
China’s Litmus Test: Stability or Status Quo on the Korean Peninsula? China’s Litmus Test: Stability or Status Quo on the Korean Peninsula?

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Jo Yong hak South Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s formal announcement of a robust set of countermeasures against North Korea in response to the sinking of the Cheonan have…

August 2, 2010

North Korea
No Winners from the Sinking of the Cheonan No Winners from the Sinking of the Cheonan

Two months ago, the sinking of the South Korean corvette Cheonan appeared to mark a turning point in inter-Korean relations. The South Korean interim investigation identified a North Korean torpedo…