December 23, 2012

Wave of Nationalism Sweeps Northeast Asia

Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times

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China, Japan and North and South Korea grapple for position during a time of transition and with a new set of leaders with more hawkish backgrounds.

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TAGGED: Park Geun-hye, Asia, North Korea, China, Japan, South Korea


December 18, 2012
Asia's Ticking Time Bombs
Benny Avni, New York Post
East Asia is in flux: Japan elected a new, more nationalist prime minister over the weekend. China's new leadership is settling in, as is North Korea's hereditary Stalinist dictator. And South Korea may elect its first woman... more ››
December 20, 2012
Korea's New President Must Challenge N. Korea
Sung-Yoon Lee, NYT
PARK GEUN-HYE, who was elected yesterday to be South Korea’s first female president, will also become the first elected female leader anywhere in the Confucian civilization, which consists of China, Japan, North and... more ››
December 21, 2012
Korean Contrasts Starker than Ever
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December 18, 2012
Polarized Korea May Elect First Female Prez
Barbara Demick, LA Times
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