North Korea

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh arrive for a photo opportunity before a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi, Vietnam, July 9, 2018.

Trump and Kim will meet again, but why in Vietnam?

The White House says Trump-Kim summit 2.0 is being planned for late February. No official venue has been announced yet. But Vietnam, a communist state that fought America and won, is a choice that both North Korea and the US could agree on.

Takuya Yokota in Tokyo in November 2017. He continues to speak out about North Korea's abduction of his sister in 1977.

Japan could ease tensions with North Korea — if North Korea comes clean on its abduction of Japanese citizens

Conflict & Justice

Postcard from Pyongyang

Arts, Culture & Media
Won Hyung-joon leads the Lindenbaum Festival Orchestra and hopes one day to perform together with North Korean musicians.

Why ‘Arirang’ is the perfect song for a divided Korea

Sook Ei and George Lampman met at the US embassy in Seoul in the months before the start of the Korean War.

They got married in Seoul and a week later, China invaded

Boy on horse in carousel, looking at camera. Old, scanned photo

On being Korean in America in the time of the ‘Axis of Evil’ and ‘Rocket Man’


This is how Ju-Hyun Park learned to distance himself from being Korean in America.

A South Korean policeman takes part in an anti-terror drill as part of the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise in Seoul, South Korea, August 22, 2017.

South Koreans used to brush off talk of war. Now, they’re getting worried.


In South Korea, people are starting to talk with family members about what would happen if war broke out between the US and North Korea.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides a target-striking contest of the special operation forces of the Korean People's Army (KPA).

South Korea’s creating a special military unit to assassinate Kim Jong-un


In an unusual move, the plan was announced publicly.

Director Morten Traavik (r) with the lead singer of Laibach, Milan Fras. Traavik brought the Slovenian band to Pyongyang in 2015 for a concert. And then he made a film about it.

Here’s an idea for engaging with North Korea. Bring in a Western rock band and make a movie about it.


What happens when a Norwegian director-provocateur brings a Western rock band to North Korea, and films the experience? The result is the new documentary “Liberation Day.”

Students from the Daum School on a field trip with their teacher. Their faces are blurred to protect their privacy. Many North Korean refugees have trouble adjusting to life in fast-paced South Korea, especially at school.

North Korean students learn to deal with trauma at this Seoul school


When young North Korean refugees make their way to South Korea, they’re often unprepared for life there. Now there’s a high school that helps them deal with their trauma.