The US keeps steering toward a collision course with North Korea.
Tensions rise as the US and South Korea conduct their annual rehearsal of an assault on the North. Meanwhile, the South may elect a president who promises to dial back the belligerence.
Recent US conflict with North Korea takes place in new context. China’s rise — and the relative decline of the US — have put all the relationships in East Asia in flux. (2013)
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A broad spectrum of Tibetans rose up for freedom in 2008. Many wanted to go beyond the Dalai Lama’s call for autonomy within the Chinese state.