Chrystia Freeland and Rex Tillerson should remember one point when they meet in Vancouver soon to discuss North Korea: Kim Jong-un runs a feudal gangland, not a nation state.
Compared with their counterparts in other democratic countries, South Korea's national public broadcasters are politically vulnerable.
South Korea has a very particular part to play in handling Pyongyang, but Moon Jae-in has a different one in mind.
An aggressive neighbor to the north, a sputtering economy at home – and two more thorny issues facing South Korea's new president.
Since the late 1970s, East Asia has seen fewer deaths in conflict than any other continent. Can it keep the peace?
Beyond her own personal humiliation, the ramifications of Park’s fall are already reverberating from domestic South Korean politics into the fraught geopolitics of Northeast Asia.