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International
New Book
Dr. Ra Jong-Yil's New Book "Our Beautiful Country (美好的国家)" Published in China

Former Ambassador Captivates Chinese Readers
Distinguished Chair Prof. Ra Jong-Yil of Gachon University authored a book in Chinese language in early this year regarding a poor Korean boy's success story. In his book titled "Our Beautiful Country" ...

Mediterranean Diet’s Impact on Health, Planet
Special Contribution
By Katherine Walla
New research from the American Psychological Association (APA) finds that the Mediterranean Diet is better for mind, body, and planetary health. It’s no surprise, however. Decades of research has found ...

Op-Ed Special
US War on Iran: Evil, Stupid, Self-Damaging

Special Contribution
By Thomas L. Knapp
"If Iran wants to fight," US President Donald Trump tweeted on May 19, 2019, "that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again." The "threat" Trump appears to be responding to is a ...

Trump Declaration on Car Imports: EU Reacts
BRUSSELS – Reacting to last Friday’s declaration by the US President on the imports of cars and parts into the United States, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association ...

US President to Visit Japan in late June
Trump, Abe to Discuss Diplomacy, Security, Trade
The following is the transcript of the full discussion on “President Trump’s Visit to Japan” among the experts and authorities in the area. The two leaders will discuss diplomacy, security, and trade. ...

Dr. Jaerock Lee of Manmin JoongAng Church Sentenced 16 Years of Jail Term for Raping Female Followers
Dr. Jaerock Lee, founding pastor of Manmin JoongAng Church in Seoul, was sentenced 16 years of jail term at his appeal court on May 17, 2019, South Korea's mass circulation daily JoongAng Ilbo ...

The First Major Goethe Exhibition in 25 Years
Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749 - 1832) is one of the world’s best-known German writers who reflected, perhaps more than any other artist of his time, the dramatic changes that sent shockwaves ...

China Again, and Again, and Again
Once again it is impossible not to write about China. The president has a gift for focusing everyone's attention on his priority of the moment and ruining everyone's weekend in the process. Today, ...

Ryu Bridging China with Korea in Food Culture
Chairwoman Ryu Hyun-Mi of the Korea-China Food Culture World Forum received lots of attention from world's gastronomic and other food-related experts as well as Chinese and South Koreans on ...

I Saw Them All
To start with, the past 20 years or so is good place to start. I will start with Fidel Castro, Kim Il-Sung, Hugo Chavez, and Vladimir Putin. Can you imagine what certain parts of the world would be ...

“Chinese, Russian Influence in the Middle East”
Asia’s Medicinal Cannabis Market Could Be Worth over US $5.8 Billion by 2024
Tracking China’s 3rd Aircraft Carrier
White Wave to Stage "Eternal Now" at Dixon Place in New York City May 19-20
Islamists Teach Young American Muslims
Violence against Females Is a Global Epidemic
CSIS Scholars Discuss Trump-Abe Summit
Still Under Pressure: Manila Vs. the Militia
Mecca and Medina, Sacred Sites or Development Engines?
The 10th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival To Take Place May 7-12, 2019
New Non-Stop Flights from Incheon to Minneapolis, Boston Increase Air Travel
Omer Meir Wellber to Debut as BBC Philharmonic Orchestra's Chief Conductor
The Antisemitic Tweets of Murdered Saudi Writer Jamal Khashoggi
Azerbaijan's Population Reaches 10 Million
Is North Korea Preparing for a Military Parade?
Slow and Steady: Vietnam's Spratly Upgrades
Which Wolf Will You Feed?
Myanmar Presents 3 Elephants to Russia
Reading Is A Human Right
Sanctions against North Korea: An Unintended Good?
Israel in Reality: Multicultural Discord and Love in The Holy Land
No More Genocide!
UAE Proclaims 2019 as the Year of Tolerance
More Is Possible Now to Address North Korea’s Health and Humanitarian Needs
North Korea Reportedly Renews Commitment to Dismantle the Sohae Launch Facility
Where Those Women Rights Activists Have Gone Nnow?
Settling Kurdish Self-Determination in Northeast Syria
The Trump Administration’s Trade Objectives with Japan and the European Union
How Is China Securing Its LNG Needs?
Bangladesh Urgently Needs International Efforts in Resolving the Rohingya Crisis
29th Anniversary of "Black January" Recalled
2018: A Year of Progress and Success for Korea-U.S. Trade and Investment
Year of Zayed: A Glance at Some of the Achievements of the UAE Founder
KITA Hosts Luncheon Meeting with US Ambassador to Seoul Harry B. Harris Jr.
Responding to the Xinjiang Surveillance State — and Its Likely Progeny
ASIA’s 50 Best Restaurants Returns to Macau
Online Learning
Rethinking U.S. Strategy in the Pacific Islands
UAE Women and Their Role in the Society
Nobel Prizwinner Seamus Heaney's Homeplace
Will the Election Results Turn the Tide on Trade?
Antisemitism, Anti-Zionism and Enemies of Humanity
Babri Mosque Demolished on Dec. 6, 1992
11th Eurasian Economic Forum Kicks Off in Verona, Italy
Mission Hills Haikou Crowned Asia Pacific Golf Resort of the Year by IAGTO
What Is Meaning of Necessity of WTO Reform?
U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Korea Business Council Holds 30th Annual Plenary Meeting
From Hitler Restaurant to Sex Hotel and a Growing Madness
Denying the Allegations of Forceful Conversion
China, US Choose Between 4 “Cs” Conflict, Containment Vs. Competition, Cooperation
POK Editor Bats for More Exchanges
Legitimacy of Kashmir Struggle of Independence
Updated US-Korea FTA Signed by Moon, Trump
Shinzo Abe Rolls On
Has Saudis Officially Abolished Slavery Really?
Pakistan Rides on Camel’s Back
After SAARC Is BIMSTEC and What Is Next?
Avert Coming Danger: Proven Way to Restore US Presidency
Necessary Counterterrorism Conversations
Legal and Illegal Immigration: A Winning Hand for Trump?
Space Aliens: Do They Walk Among Us?
Trade and Wages
Superpower Conflict : World Order Is at Stake!
The Creation of "Koryo Union" Is the Only Peaceful Solution in the Korean Peninsula!
“Turkmen Desert Race” to Kick Off on Sept. 9
N. Korea: No More Threat to World Peace and Opening New Economic Corridor
Korean Culture Sweeping Across the World
Urim Books Participates in CBA International Convention 2018 in the US
Singapore Summit Assessed by Victor Cha
World Cup: Beyond the Soccer Field
Negotiating the Right Agreement: Looking Beyond the Nuclear Side of North Korea
John Kelly's Fails English and History
The Korean Civil-Military Balance
“Why I Traveled Over 10 Million Miles”
Will Trump-Kim Summit Be Cancelled?
The Chinese Are Coming! The Chinese Are Coming!
Guernica: March 27 through July 29, 2018
How Much Have the Chinese Actually Taken?
“A Sporting Life and the Forgotten War”
The Other Side of N. Korean Threat: Looking Beyond Its Nuclear Weapons, ICBMs
Six Wins as KORUS Turns Six
Mission Hills to Unveil 80-Year-Old Hidden Photos at China Flight Exhibition
Finland, World's Happiest Country
"AWE 2018" Starts for 4-Day Run in Shanghai
Cries Mounted for Reviving Nabin Chandra Bardoloi Library
S. Korea, 3rd Most Powerful Country at Henley Passport Index 2018
Keeping Quiet about Overpopulation Could Trigger a Global Revolution
26th Anniversary of Khojaly Genocide Marked
US to Unveil New Tough Sanctions on N. Korea
Convenience Food You Should Avoid
Mission Hills Tops 100,000 Rounds by Junior Golfers as New Schedule Announced for 2018
Myanmar, Bangladesh Sign an Accord but Buddhists, Hindus, Others Need Protecting
Japan Hopes to Boost Ties with Myanmar
Scam, Media Outburst and Its Aftermath
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Opens New Website
Fermented Food Products and Traditional Practices of Indian Origin
The Other Side of the North Korean, Iranian, Hezbollah, and Yemeni Missile Threat
The Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle Conclude Successful Asian Tour
CSIS & Syracuse's Maxwell School Offer Executive Master's in International Relations
S. Korea's Lee Kun-Hee Drops to No. 2 Spot on Forbes Asia's Richest List
S. Korea Ranked No. 2 in World Only after Iceland on ITU's ICT Development Index 2017
Restarting Negotiations between Koreas: Kazakhstan Maybe Is a Way
Dr. Lui Che-Woo Donates RMB 120 Mil. to Peking University in China
Dr. Sue Mi Terry Joins CSIS as Senior Fellow for Korea Chair
EU to Social Media: Regulate or Be Regulated
Amidst Chinese Threat Dalai Lama Concludes Tawang Visit
Celebrating the Johnson Collection
Japan’s Lower House Election: Abe Prevails Again
Grimes Runs Cao Close in F4 SEA
"The Jordan Is Palestine" Conference
Singapore's NTU Rises to Asia’s No. 1
Asserting Media Person’s Rights in India
China’s Myanmar Bonanza Sans Responsibility
Tiger Man Mike Pandey
Antibiotic Resistance: Enlarging Life Process of Pathogen
Egypt's First Edition of El Gouna Film Festival Screens Sparkling Fare
Abe Calls a Snap Election
El Gouna Film Festival Opens with Sheikh Jackson
Is the Western Wall Judaism's Holiest Site?
S Korea-N Korea-US Tensions Will Quickly End If Leaders Do This …
New Egypt's El Gouna Film Festival to Add Colour to the Region
N. Korea & Kim Jong-Un Get a New Enemy with "The Leader Is Present" by Max Papeshi in U.S.
Trump's Tiny Heart and DACA's Repeal
A Blueprint for Fisheries Management, Environmental Cooperation in South China Sea
Manufacturing Misguided Protests in Assam
US Chamber CEO Strongly Opposes US Withdrawal from US-S. Korea Trade Agreement
UNESCO Should Cancel Japan’s Okinoshima Heritage Status Unless Women Allowed on It
Bring North Korea to the Negotiation Table, Do Not Sanction It
A War of Monkeys, Every Man for Himself
World-Class IT Pros Trained in Ukraine
Why Live in Israel?
China and Technology: Tortoise and Hare Again
Assam Forum Bats for Work Permits to Bangladeshi Settlers
Singapore's Tycoons on Forbes Rich List See Wealth Rise
Three Key Players in Middle East Diplomacy
Yesterday's Immigrants: Better Than Today's?
Temple Mount Violence
"Forgotten War" Hasn't Been Forgotten!
6 Arab Nations Ask FIFA to Replace Qatar as 2022 World Cup Host
Tensions among S. Korea, N. Korea, US Will Quickly End If Leaders Do This
Drugs Crisis in Iran Emanating from Afghanistan
Why You Should Buy Ralph Lauren Stock?
Mexico Resembles a Civil War: Three Murders Per Hour in Early 2017
Wahhabism vs. Muslim Brotherhood: Qatar Crisis Opens Old Wounds
"Fight against Corruption Is Actual Task"
"Door Remains Open," French President Says
Marriage Saving Tips We All Should Know
Countering Coercion in Maritime Asia
Grenada's St George’s University Signs MOU with S. Korea's Uiduk University
Junior Football Leagues Show Record Growth in China
Evidence Destroyed Over And Over Again
Trump Hands Over the Possession of Arab Nations from Saudi Arabia to Tel-Aviv
Bhupen-da Came alive with Dhola-Sadiya Bridge Inauguration Ceremony
Mission Hills China Joins Global Efforts to Promote Women's Golf Day
Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker Is Renamed Karajan Academy
Advancing Justice Applauds Court Decision to Keep Block on Muslim Ban 2.0
"Countering Coercion in Maritime Asia"
President Trump and Ousted FBI Chief Comey: Competing Forces and Repercussions
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