David Josef Volodzko

David Josef Volodzko

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Why Kim’s China visit raises – and dashes – hopes for Trump summit

Was North Korean leader’s surprise international debut in Beijing an auspicious sign ahead of meetings with the leaders of South Korea and the United States – or an attempt to gain an advantage?

Was North Korean leader’s surprise international debut in Beijing an auspicious sign ahead of meetings with the leaders of South Korea and the United States – or an attempt to gain an advantage?

31 Mar 2018 - 9:31AM
How a masturbating monk and ‘Korea’s Obama’ drove Seoul to say ‘Me Too’

In South Korea, the campaign against sexual harassment has taken down a presidential hopeful and a freedom fighter turned poet who once had hopes of a Nobel Prize. In a notoriously patriarchal society, where will it end?

In South Korea, the campaign against sexual harassment has taken down a presidential hopeful and a freedom fighter turned poet who once had hopes of a Nobel Prize. In a notoriously patriarchal society, where will it end?

9 Mar 2018 - 5:07PM
With Trump to meet Kim, the real Korean games have only just begun

A smiling sister, beautiful cheerleaders and an unprecedented invitation to the US president. It looks rosy, but a shadow hangs over North Korea’s charm offensive

A smiling sister, beautiful cheerleaders and an unprecedented invitation to the US president. It looks rosy, but a shadow hangs over North Korea’s charm offensive

9 Mar 2018 - 3:08PM
Moon struck gold at Pyeongchang Olympics, but can he medal on the economy?

A U-turn over a free-trade agreement he once championed has critics of the South Korean president questioning both his loyalty to the US and his ability to deliver a more equitable economy.

A U-turn over a free-trade agreement he once championed has critics of the South Korean president questioning both his loyalty to the US and his ability to deliver a more equitable economy.

4 Mar 2018 - 11:34AM
Kim Jong-un’s baby sister: the Ivanka Trump of North Korea

Kim Yo-jong first entered the public eye during one of North Korea’s darkest moments. Now she is back on stage for one of its brightest – helming Pyongyang’s Olympic charm offensive.

Kim Yo-jong first entered the public eye during one of North Korea’s darkest moments. Now she is back on stage for one of its brightest – helming Pyongyang’s Olympic charm offensive.

9 Feb 2018 - 5:23PM
27 Jan 2018 - 7:20AM
Is North Korea’s Kim Jong-un serious about peace or just playing everybody (again)?

Is North Korea’s Kim Jong-un sincere in his rapprochement to Seoul or is his supposed olive branch just a ruse to bide time as he continues to build a nuclear arsenal?

Is North Korea’s Kim Jong-un sincere in his rapprochement to Seoul or is his supposed olive branch just a ruse to bide time as he continues to build a nuclear arsenal?

7 Jan 2018 - 12:18PM
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5 Nov 2017 - 7:30PM
4 Nov 2017 - 12:00PM
In a nuclear crisis over North Korea, why ignore the South?

As Trump, Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe wring their hands over Kim Jong-un’s nuclear plans, South Korean leader Moon Jae-in gets the diplomatic cold shoulder known as ‘Korea passing’ – and it’s likely to get worse.

As Trump, Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe wring their hands over Kim Jong-un’s nuclear plans, South Korean leader Moon Jae-in gets the diplomatic cold shoulder known as ‘Korea passing’ – and it’s likely to get worse.

28 Oct 2017 - 10:05AM
8 Oct 2017 - 9:56AM
Between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, South Koreans wonder who is crazier

In a land where nuclear threats are like background noise, one world leader has managed to unsettle the public with his shrill, bellicose threats. Guess who...

In a land where nuclear threats are like background noise, one world leader has managed to unsettle the public with his shrill, bellicose threats. Guess who...

19 Aug 2017 - 1:04PM
24 Jun 2017 - 10:00AM
As China withdraws, Russia advances: what’s up with North Korea?

A new East Asian power alignment is shaping up on the Korean Peninsula as South Korea begins to distance itself from the United States to establish better relations with the North and Russia enters the mix.

A new East Asian power alignment is shaping up on the Korean Peninsula as South Korea begins to distance itself from the United States to establish better relations with the North and Russia enters the mix.

10 Jun 2017 - 11:10AM
29 Jun 2017 - 6:45PM
Is North Korea behind WannaCry virus?

Putin blames the United States, Edward Snowden blames Russia and the US blames Pyongyang, via the shady Lazarus Group. Here’s the lowdown

Putin blames the United States, Edward Snowden blames Russia and the US blames Pyongyang, via the shady Lazarus Group. Here’s the lowdown

30 Jun 2017 - 10:01PM
30 Jun 2017 - 10:57PM
China’s beef with Korea: the link between halal food and THAAD

South Korea’s response to a ban on Chinese tour groups has given its Muslim visitors something to chew on.

South Korea’s response to a ban on Chinese tour groups has given its Muslim visitors something to chew on.

30 Jun 2017 - 11:06PM
28 Apr 2017 - 6:55PM
Why South Koreans are unmoved even though all signs point to war

Sabre-rattling is a way of life on the Korean Peninsula, but as big players put weapons of war into position, some are starting to think the alarm bells may be getting too loud to be false.

Sabre-rattling is a way of life on the Korean Peninsula, but as big players put weapons of war into position, some are starting to think the alarm bells may be getting too loud to be false.

15 Apr 2017 - 4:20PM
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