Add Korea to the Axis of Diplomacy

Add Korea to the Axis of Diplomacy

The George W. Bush administration famously dubbed Iran, Iraq, and North Korea the “Axis of Evil.” The White House accused that ominous-sounding triumvirate of funding terrorism and developing weapons of mass destruction. The goal was to garner public...
Samsung’s Broken Apology App

Samsung’s Broken Apology App

Sometimes, corporate chieftains actually step forward to apologize for the abuse they inflict on workers, consumers, communities, and the environment. The word “sometimes” makes such apologies seem more common than they are. “Once in a blue...
Saber-Rattling on the Korean Peninsula

Saber-Rattling on the Korean Peninsula

North Korea has a dramatic flair for stringing along the world. Whether it’s reactivating a long-dead plutonium reactor in the face of mounting sanctions or forcibly suspending one of the last major cooperative efforts with South Korea, Pyongyang seems intent on...
Raw Trade Deals

Raw Trade Deals

My good job Has flown away; Lost it to N- A-F-T-A. After years of debate and delay, Congress finally passed those free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama. There go 159,000 more jobs that we’re likely to lose to Seoul after the Korean deal...