The art of essay writing for the brainwashed
American Suki Kim taught English in North Korea. Here’s what she learned.
Terrorist nation status would be a ‘big deal’ for North Korea
Following the Sony hack, Obama is weighing whether to add Kim Jong Un’s regime to its list of shame.
North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with US
North's foreign ministry said there would be 'grave consequences' if Washington refused to agree to the joint probe.
Political kidnappings, North Korean style
The regime has abducted dozens, possibly hundreds, of foreigners. Here are some of their tales.
GlobalPost boozes with Kim Jong-un
It’s not every day you get to drink soju with the namesake of North Korea’s dictator.
Even a bad-boy dictator needs friends
Here are some of North Korea’s BFFs — besides China and Dennis Rodman.
North Korea is actually a surprisingly debauched place
Just don’t get caught with a Bible, if you’re American.
South Korean ferry captain jailed for 36 years, acquitted of murder
Three other senior crew members, who had also faced homicide charges, were sentenced to jail terms of between 15 and 30 years.
K-pop fuels a hot new mainstream market: makeup for men
With face powder, eyeliner, and lipstick, you too can look like a male pop star.
Taiwan courts China, despite rifts and pressure
In an exclusive interview, President Ma Ying Jeou says Taiwan is watching whether Beijing honors its promises in Hong Kong.
The destructive side of Gangnam style
South Korea’s stampede toward modernization comes with steep, permanent costs.
South Korean prosecutors seek death penalty for captain of sunken ferry
The Sewol capsized and sank on a routine voyage on April 16 leaving 304 people, most of them school children, dead or missing.
Despite the recent gunfire, Korea’s DMZ is a surprisingly nice place
In fact, South Korea wants you to forget war and think of the militarized border as a rare animal sanctuary.
Ventilation shaft collapses at pop concert in South Korea, killing 16
Television reports said the 25 people fell more than 30 feet into an underground parking area when the grate collapsed.
Kim Jong Un’s disappearance may be a trick
This isn’t the first time a North Korean dictator has inexplicably disappeared, and the reasons may be baffling.
Meet South Korea’s red-busting Buddhist monk
A right wing renaissance galvanizes 'gas-tank grandpas' and 'anti-communists' against liberals as far off as Yale University.
Is Kim Jong Un’s powerful little sister running North Korea now?
With the dictator’s disappearance and other odd developments, an unconfirmed report puts Kim Yo Jong in charge.
North and South Korea hold highest level talks in 5 years
The North's delegation arrived in Incheon Saturday in a trip widely expected to help thaw frosty inter-Korean ties.
Alibaba.com: Supermarket for torture devices?
Alibaba may be Wall Street’s wunderkind, but for dictators searching for thumb cuffs and shock devices, it's a great place to shop.
Young South Koreans just really don't care about suffering in the North
Why bother with human rights when there's so much pressure to succeed?
Think you’ve got it tough? Just be happy you’re not in the Korean army
After a soldier dies from brutal hazing, conscripts complain of relentless bullying and abysmal conditions.
In South Korea, real business gets done in brothels and karaoke joints
Now, the country’s tax office is cracking down on this sleazy billion-dollar corporate write-off.
'Comfort women' who serviced US soldiers demand justice
They are suing the South Korean government for allegedly encouraging the prostitution that ruined their lives.
Weaned on smuggled goods, North Korea’s new generation goes wild for Leonardo DiCaprio…
… oh, and they’re meh on Kim Jong Un.
Did Kim Jong Un’s money man really defect with $5 million?
One newspaper reports that he hid in Russia. But is it plausible?
Is it cool to visit North Korea as a tourist?
Kim Jong Un’s brutal regime increasingly appeals to foreigners’ sense of fun. If you take the bait, are you abetting rights abuses?
US announces crackdown on shady puppy imports
The move comes two months after a GlobalPost investigation into the dark world of Korean puppy mills.
Why the Koreas matter to the pope
The Vatican sends a message to an embattled East Asian outpost.
The trouble with Abenomics
Optimism in Japan suddenly seems very short lived.
Can kimchi cure Ebola?
Some Koreans are convinced it could. Either way, the stuff is so good for you that you may as well indulge.
South Koreans really, really don’t trust their government
Especially after the Sewol ferry sinking, crackdowns on poetry-wielding protesters have provoked suspicions.