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Chongryon: The struggle of Koreans in Japan

Chongryon: The struggle of Koreans in Japan

“The history of Chongryon is a history of unity, solidarity, and struggle.” – Chairman of the Yokosuka Chongryon Branch, Jan. 17, 2019 In early 1956, construction was almost complete on what the Japanese authorities and general public thought was going to be a battery...

Why North Korea is developing nuclear weapons

Why North Korea is developing nuclear weapons

This article was first published on the "what's left" blog on Feb. 16, 2013. It is re-published here with the author's permission. It has been slightly edited for style. Is North Korea’s recent nuclear test, its third, to be welcomed, lamented or condemned? It depends...

Korea crisis: From 1994 until today

Korea crisis: From 1994 until today

In 1994, war between the United States and North Korea was narrowly averted by a high-level diplomatic effort undertaken by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Carter held face-to face talks with North Korean President Kim Il Sung. Twelve years later, there is a new...