Korean War

  • Do Subtle Shifts in China's References to Divided Korea Signal Pragmatism on Taiwan?

    by Hu Ping and Perry Link

    In seeking to navigate Beijing's seeming intransigence on recognizing Taiwan, the United States can look to the PRC's subtle shift in rhetoric: it has stopped including divided Korea as a comparison to an unacceptable "two China" policy and categorized it as "one country, two governments," suggesting steps toward pragmatic acceptance. 

  • Hundreds of Errors in Korean War Memorial Wall

    If the Korean conflict is often called a "forgotten war," the wall of remembrance added to the Korean War Veterans' Memorial doesn't meet the challenge of remembering the fallen. 

  • Will Putin Learn from Stalin's Mistakes over Korea?

    by Gregory Mitrovich

    Stalin's support for the North Korean invasion of the south galvanized Western opposition and ensured that the Cold War would be militarized, instead of remaining a diplomatic and economic conflict. In the long run, the Soviets lost. 

  • Korean War: Open Questions

    by Gregg Brazinsky, Chen Jian, Sheila Miyoshi Jager, Jiyul Kim and Michael J. Devine

    A group of historians describe the major unanswered questions about the Korean War in terms of its military conduct, its impact on the people of Korea, relations between the United States and China, and memorialization and memory.

  • Rocket Man Knows Better

    by Blaine Harden

    The lesson of the Korean War is that for all its Orwellian blather, the Kim family dictatorship has survived this long by being coldly rational, even as it projects wild-eyed belligerence.