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With Clinton, Expect Increased Tensions with North Korea

My latest, just posted at The Nation (with the Korean version at NewsPro): Over the past two weeks, South Korea has been obsessed with a huge scandal involving its president, Park Geun-hye. Highly unpopular, she faces fierce criticism and protests over her … Continue reading

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The 4.19 Democratic Uprising in South Korea

South Korea’s First Revolution Through the eyes of an American boy in Seoul In 1960, I was living in Seoul, where my father was working for a religious organization that distributed relief aid in postwar South Korea. During the presidential … Continue reading

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JFK Mystery Solved!

Dallas: The Russians Did It In keeping with the spirit of this twisted presidential election, I have just discovered new evidence, pieced together from old clippings, that JFK was taken out by the Soviet Union in a plot masterminded by … Continue reading

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Reflections on The Intercept’s Snowden Archive

At long last, The Intercept has decided to “broaden” access to the massive trove of NSA documents leaked by the whistleblower Edward Snowden. Here’s my initial thoughts on this momentous decision, written hastily from South Korea. Thanks to Lauren Walker of The … Continue reading

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Back to Korea

I’m heading back to Korea on Friday. I’ve been invited to Gwangju by the city government with the small group of Korean and foreign reporters who were there during the citizens’ uprising of May 18, 1980. The city is sponsoring … Continue reading

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