Wall Street’s blind South Korean immigrant knows all about the American Dream
Despite losing his sight as a child, Shin Soon-kyu attended Harvard and MIT, and now works as an analyst for a major Wall Street firm in New York City.
Kim Jong Un’s dad tried ‘basketball diplomacy’
Kim Jong Un seems to be following his father’s playbook by sending North Korean athletes and his only sister to the Olympics in South Korea.
Why this joint North-South Korea ski training exercise might violate international sanctions
Inter-Korean Olympics cooperation walks a fine line when it comes to avoiding violating international sanctions against Pyongyang — restrictions intended to tighten the flow of cash into North Korea and pressure it to renounce nuclear weapons and missiles programs.
The day each year that grips all of South Korea
The annual national college entrance exam is so critical to students’ futures, that everyone in Korea makes accommodations for the test takers — from businesses opening late to ease congestion and the airline industry making sure students won’t be bothered by airplane noise.
Defector: terror list designation could ‘cripple’ North Korea’s economy
While past sanctions mostly targeted specific individuals, companies and banks, the Trump-era strictures target all of North Korea’s possible sources of revenue.
Has the US cyberwar with China, Russia and North Korea already begun?
South Korea’s defense intranet was hacked last year, probably by North Korea with help from China and Russia, who might want to go beyond testing the traditional US military to assessing America’s cyberwar capability.
North Korea’s overseas workers are feeling the sanctions squeeze
The latest UN sanctions ban the hiring of additional North Korean workers and bar the renewal of their work contracts when they expire.
Strapped for cash, North Korea hopes Bitcoin will show them the money
With Pyongyang venturing into cyberspace to launch a bitcoin ‘mining’ operation, could the cryptocurrency become a major source of income for Kim Jong-un’s regime?
Lost in translation?
President Trump’s love of Twitter could be a double-edged sword when he tweets about North Korea.
Was North Korea’s latest missile test a special message for Washington?
North Korea fired a missile Tuesday that passed over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean in what analysts say was a political move.