China’s ‘one-child’ legacy

A little less than four decades ago China’s population was nearing the 1 billion mark. In 1979 this led the Communist Party to institute the...

Olympic diplomacy in Korea

The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea have kicked off with official luge, biathlon and ski jumping training sessions. But these games may...

North Korea women’s rights

North Korea’s human rights record is among the worst in the world. But women in North Korea face particular challenges. North Korea is a...

Japanese pacifism under attack

After World War II, Japan adopted a constitution that formally renounced war or maintaining military forces. In the years since, Japan has...

North Korea’s nuclear gambit

Sixty-four years ago, a ceasefire brought a halt to the Korean War and left Korea divided.  But in recent weeks the frozen conflict on the...

Grading Obama’s Asia pivot

Rebalance in U.S. relations yields mix results A key pillar of President Barack Obama's foreign policy has been the attempted "pivot to...