North Korea

Japan Moves Closer to Defending Itself like a Normal Country

For almost seven decades the U.S. has played the dominant role in protecting Japan.  The justification for doing so is long over.

Uh Oh: The North Koreans are Mad and Won’t Take it Any More!

The North Koreans are threatening "a decisive and merciless countermeasure" because America has unleashed its most fearsome weapon on them: comedy Hollywood-style.

Huckabee: Americans in Line for TSA Less Free than N. Koreans

Dan Riehl, Breitbart

Perhaps demonstrating how little he actually has to say to more Libertarian would be GOP 2016 voters, Mike Huckabee over-stepped in reaching out to them with a reference to the U.S. as N. Korea and the comment was quickly tossed back in his face thanks to social media.

North Korea: Dealing with a Human Rights Scourge and Security Threat

There never has been any question about the extraordinary nature of North Korea's tyranny.  But the United Nations just released its own gruesome analysis.

Entrepreneurship, North Korea Style: Making a Blood Purge Pay

National security and foreign affairs commentator Doug Bandow riffs on the turmoil in North Korea, while making the serious point that no one is sure what to make of the execution of young leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle and one-time mentor Jang Song-taek.

North Korea’s Kim Dynasty Consumes Its Own: No Love in this Family

The communist Democratic People's Republic of Korea has long has been the land of no good options, the geopolitical problem with no good answers. And the ongoing leadership transition—whether solidified or unsettled—isn’t likely to bring peace or stability to the region.

Jaw-Jaw Versus War-War: Negotiating a Way Out of the North Korea Impasse

Today Washington policymakers are fixated on negotiations with Iran. While the ultimate success of negotiations remain in doubt, a more stable peace at least appears possible. Not so on the Korean peninsula. 

The Administration’s Bad Case for a Bad War in Syria

War is not just another policy option.  The American people and their representatives need to insist that Washington’s chief responsibility is to defend America.  Whatever the state of the Assad regime’s chemical weapons, the U.S. should stay out of Syria’s tragic civil war.