Despite all the false starts and posturing, the leaders of the US and both Koreas all have reasons to overcome obstacles to engagement.
Korea’s leaders have headed off war — for now — and may have set the stage for US regional influence to grow at China’s expense.
Hawks inside and outside the Trump administration are talking more loudly about a pre-emptive attack on North Korea. (February 2018)
Why the danger of US war with North Korea is so high right now. (September 2017)
The US keeps steering toward a collision course with North Korea. (August 2017)
North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is a response to US military threats that have escalated since the end of the Cold War.
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. (April 2017)
The struggles that shaped Nelson Mandela’s character and outlook before his 27-year stint in prison (obituary, 2013).