Category Archives: Asia

November 22, 1963 – The View from Tokyo

I was 12 when JFK was shot. At the time, I was living in Tokyo, where I’d arrived as a kid during the U.S. Occupation. Early on the morning of November 23, 1963, my father woke me and my siblings … Continue reading

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Obama’s Militaristic Tilt in Korea

My latest, in The Nation: [On July 27], President Obama became the first US president to attend the official armistice commemorations at the Korean War Memorial. Addressing a phalanx of US and South Korean generals and hundreds of veterans, he … Continue reading

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Time to End the Cold War in Korea

On July 26, I spoke in Seoul at the “International Peace Symposium to Establish a Peace Treaty on the Korean Peninsula.” It was organized by the Progressive Policy Institute of the Unified Progressive Party, a coalition of peace, labor and … Continue reading

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Marking the Armistice: Dispatch from South Korea

I was in Seoul during the July 27 commemorations of the 60th anniversary of the armistice agreement that brought an end to the fighting in the Korean War, one of the most brutal conflicts of the 20th century. My visit … Continue reading

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North Korea: What’s really happening

My latest, in Salon – A look back at 15 years of U.S.-North Korean toil and trouble.

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