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Katharine H.S. Moon

Katharine H.S. Moon

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Katharine H.S. Moon, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, is Wasserman Chair of Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College.

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  1. Can South Korea Save the Day?
    A man and a woman watch missile launch in Pyongyang Kim Won Jin/AFP/Getty Images

    Can South Korea Save the Day?

    Aug 14, 2017 Katharine H.S. Moon hopes that Moon Jae-in’s administration will serve as a peacemaker in the US-North Korea conflict.

  2. Inside the North Korea Maze
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    Inside the North Korea Maze

    May 19, 2017 Katharine H.S. Moon engages the views of Joschka Fischer, Yuriko Koike, Yoon Young-kwan, and other PS contributors to weigh in on Donald Trump’s other crisis.

  3. North Korea’s Incheon Landing
    North Korea Incheon Jeon Han/Flickr

    North Korea’s Incheon Landing

    Oct 9, 2014 Katharine H.S. Moon asks why three senior DPRK officials showed up at the Asian Games.

  4. North Korea’s Accidental Tourist
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    North Korea’s Accidental Tourist

    Dec 16, 2013 Katharine H.S. Moon reflects on the implications of the American veteran Merrill Newman's month-long detention in North Korea.

  5. Love and Marriage in North Korea
    pa3927c.jpg Paul Lachine

    Love and Marriage in North Korea

    Aug 3, 2012 Katharine H.S. Moon

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    Freedom Without Justice

    Slavoj Žižek

    At the end of European Communism, there was a widespread, euphoric hope that freedom and democracy would bring a better life; eventually, though, many lost that hope. The problem, under both Communism and the new liberal dispensation, was that those pursuing grand social projects had embraced ideology instead of philosophy.

    considers what an Albanian Marxist philosopher can tell us about liberty in today's world.
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    Can National Reconciliation Defeat Populism?

    Maciej Kisilowski & Anna Wojciuk

    For the US, Slovakia's general election may produce another unreliable allied government. But instead of turning a blind eye to such allies, as President Joe Biden has been doing with Poland, or confronting them with an uncompromising stance, the US should spearhead efforts to help mend flawed democracies.

    reflect on the outcome of Slovakia's general election in the run-up to Poland's decisive vote.
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    Not Destined for War

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. rejects historical analogies implying that zero-sum conflict between the US and China is inevitable.
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    Is “Peace Through Commerce” Dead?

    Harold James doubts that new conflicts and rivalries justify a full-scale rejection of European-style economic engagement.
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    Putin and Kim’s Cartoon Summit

    Nina L. Khrushcheva thinks that Russia's recent meeting with North Korea was intended primarily as a warning to the South.
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    Saudi Arabia’s New Nationalism

    Bernard Haykel explains the reasoning behind the Kingdom's ongoing domestic- and foreign-policy transformation.
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    The Green Growth Mindset

    Gernot Wagner sees doctrinaire debates about capitalism as irrelevant or even deleterious to the decarbonization effort.
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    Africa Is the Future of Multilateralism

    Mark Malloch-Brown explains why the continent should be at the forefront of efforts to bring about international reforms.
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    A Chinese Bubble Long in the Making

    Yi Fuxian traces the long roots of the country's mounting economic and financial problems.

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