Sporting extravaganzas are a way for globalising cities in emerging market economies to try and play the "modernity game". But they don't make the rules, and so they can never "win".
Military options should, and must, be on the table if diplomacy fails to compel North Korea to de-nuclearize.
North Korea sending a delegation to this year's Winter Olympics in South Korea may be a global shadow puppet show – or it might help thaw the frozen relations between the two countries.
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.
For a brief moment at the turn of the millennium, it seemed Seoul and Pyongyang were starting to open up to each other.
A former diplomat and foreign policy expert explains just how easily the president could bypass objections to war, from Congress to dissenting generals.
Policy needs to focus on making the teaching profession stable and more appealing. South Africa must ensure its locally trained teachers have more reason to stay in the country.
Compared with their counterparts in other democratic countries, South Korea's national public broadcasters are politically vulnerable.
Green détente options could help South Korea ease the diplomatic tensions in the region.
With much attention focused on military might and economic sanctions, there has been little focus on calls for a diplomatic solution to the North Korean crisis.
The Korean peninsula has a lengthy history of exchanging insults.
China could win unprecedented global credibility by emerging as the champion of an international effort that fixes the North Korea problem once and for all. Does it have the moxie?
Getting out of North Korea isn't easy, but tens of thousands have managed it nonetheless.
The North Korean regime has lashed out at Australia, describing its participation in current military exercises with the US and South Korea as 'a suicidal act of inviting disaster'.
The most viable nonmilitary solution to the standoff with North Korea is to get China to apply pressure. But that's not so easy.
Refresh your knowledge on the origins of North Korea's nuclear threat and the options world leaders have to deal with it.
Australia will be left behind without adequate planning and preparation on fertility issues.
South Korea has a very particular part to play in handling Pyongyang, but Moon Jae-in has a different one in mind.
While some countries were taking a major step toward the elimination of nuclear weapons, the US and its allies were focusing on ineffective, counter-productive sanctions against North Korea.
Congress is trying to curb the president's ties to human rights abusers, harkening back to landmark legislation of the 1970s.