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?

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

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
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?

9 Mar 2018 - 5:07PM

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’
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

9 Mar 2018 - 3:08PM

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
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.

4 Mar 2018 - 11:34AM

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?
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.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

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
‘Pyongyang Olympics’: how North Korea stole the Winter Games
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?

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

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)?
Why is South Korea suddenly terrified of bitcoin?
Why does Seoul routinely low-ball North Korea’s missile range?
Is South Korea ready to take on racism? First, it must admit it exists
China wins its war against South Korea’s US THAAD missile shield – without firing a shot
South Korean professor fined for book about ‘comfort women’, proving the truth is still dangerous
‘Packed schedule’ to keep Donald Trump away from the Korean demilitarised zone
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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

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?
Now it’s personal: South Korea calls to arms in AI race after Go master felled by AlphaGo
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...

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

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
Will Moon’s South Korean charm offensive spread North?
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.
10 Jun 2017 - 11:10AM
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?
Is South Korea’s Moon Jae-in bluffing over THAAD to keep China happy?
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

30 Jun 2017 - 10:01PM

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?
From North Korea to THAAD: What Moon Jae-in’s victory means for Seoul
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.

30 Jun 2017 - 11:06PM

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
China is to blame for Korea’s pollution? Really?
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.

15 Apr 2017 - 4:20PM

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
What a jet-lagged football team says about China-Korea relations
How Kim Jong-un put US on a collision course with China
The rise and fall of Park Geun-hye, Korea’s ‘Jackie Onassis’
What a nude painting of Park and an awkwardly placed THAAD missile says about Korean politics
Why does everybody assume Kim Jong-un killed his brother?
Can Korea handle the truth about Japan’s 'comfort women'?