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?

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

How a masturbating monk and ‘Korea’s Obama’ drove Seoul to say ‘Me Too’
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

With Trump to meet Kim, the real Korean games have only just begun
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.

Moon struck gold at Pyeongchang Olympics, but can he medal on the 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.

Kim Jong-un’s baby sister: the Ivanka Trump of North Korea
9 Feb 2018 - 5:23PM
‘Pyongyang Olympics’: how North Korea stole the Winter Games
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?

Is North Korea’s Kim Jong-un serious about peace or just playing everybody (again)?
7 Jan 2018 - 12:18PM
Why is South Korea suddenly terrified of bitcoin?
11 Jan 2019 - 8:19PM
Why does Seoul routinely low-ball North Korea’s missile range?
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Is South Korea ready to take on racism? First, it must admit it exists
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
China wins its war against South Korea’s US THAAD missile shield – without firing a shot
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
South Korean professor fined for book about ‘comfort women’, proving the truth is still dangerous
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
‘Packed schedule’ to keep Donald Trump away from the Korean demilitarised zone
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
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.

In a nuclear crisis over North Korea, why ignore the South?
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Now it’s personal: South Korea calls to arms in AI race after Go master felled by AlphaGo
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
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...

Between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, South Koreans wonder who is crazier
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Will Moon’s South Korean charm offensive spread North?
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
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.

As China withdraws, Russia advances: what’s up with North Korea?
10 Jun 2017 - 11:10AM
Is South Korea’s Moon Jae-in bluffing over THAAD to keep China happy?
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

Is North Korea behind WannaCry virus?
30 Jun 2017 - 10:01PM
From North Korea to THAAD: What Moon Jae-in’s victory means for Seoul
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.

China’s beef with Korea: the link between halal food and THAAD
30 Jun 2017 - 11:06PM
China is to blame for Korea’s pollution? Really?
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
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.

Why South Koreans are unmoved even though all signs point to war
15 Apr 2017 - 4:20PM
What a jet-lagged football team says about China-Korea relations
4 Jul 2017 - 11:31AM
How Kim Jong-un put US on a collision course with China
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
The rise and fall of Park Geun-hye, Korea’s ‘Jackie Onassis’
30 Jun 2017 - 10:20PM
What a nude painting of Park and an awkwardly placed THAAD missile says about Korean politics
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Why does everybody assume Kim Jong-un killed his brother?
20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM
Can Korea handle the truth about Japan’s 'comfort women'?
15 Jan 2017 - 12:01PM