As President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrive in Hanoi for a second summit, there is a chance that there could be a formal declaration of the end of the Korean War. But that kind of announcement would give North Korea leverage over South Korea, argues a Tufts professor.
The Vietnam summit on Feb. 27 and 28 is expected to yield key moves regarding denuclearization, international sanctions against Pyongyang and a possible declaration ending the Korean War. Yet, many South Koreans seem apathetic at best.
Shawyn Lee was adopted from South Korea into a white, midwestern American family. Three decades later, she touched down in Seoul again for the first time, exploring her heritage as a queer, Korean adoptee.
Here is what I know: I am culturally American. I am racially Asian. I came to the US when I was just over six months old, and a couple years later I was naturalized as an American citizen. But when I traveled back to South Korea for the first time, I realized how much of my heritage had been left behind.
There's a diplomatic elephant on the Korean peninsula: President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is doling blows to South Korea’s already-struggling economy — and that’s pretty much the opposite of what “allies” are supposed to do.
2018 saw populist political movements drive leadership crises in France, Germany and the UK. The World asks Francis Fukuyama, author of "The End of History," to focus on identity politics and ginned up divisions in those countries and here in the US.
North and South Korean leaders dined on a bowl of buckwheat noodles submerged in a chilly, savory broth during their meeting in Pyongyang. Korean restaurant owners say there's been a resurgence of interest in the soup.
For cultures that follow the lunar calendar, today is New Year's Day. Many of us simply refer to it as Chinese New Year. But the truth is that communities in and from places other than China have their own traditions and foods built around the day.
The World's Matthew Bell reports on the run-up to tomorrow's presidential election in South Korea. One candidate has dominated opinion polls in recent months, and is likely to score an easy win tomorrow. His victory could reduce anti-American rhetoric in South Korea.
The World's Matthew Bell reports that South Korea's president-elect has stirred up controversy by proposing changes in the way Seoul deals with North Korea, and among the changes is the possible dismantling of South Korea's Unification Ministry.
American-style brunch, complete with waffles, eggs, pancakes, and sausages, is all the rage in South Korea, and Correspondent Jason Strother tells us how an old American stand-by has become a new culinary trend in South Korea.
Reporter Kevin Kim has details on the destruction of one of South Korea's most treasured landmarks -- the Gate of Namdaemun, and a 69-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of setting the 700-year-old gate on fire.
Housing prices have skyrocketed in South Korea in the past five years which is good news for sellers, but bad news for young Koreans trying to buy their first home, as Jason Strother reports from the capital Seoul.