Commentary / World Apr 9, 2000

Flawed Korean peace talks stumble on

SEOUL -- Four years ago this month, then South Korean President Kim Young Sam and U.S. President Bill Clinton invited North Korea and China to join the United States and South Korea in talks designed to establish a new peace mechanism based on a ...

Commentary / World Mar 15, 2000

Putting post-Seattle pieces back together

Billed as the most important meeting of the new millennium, the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD X) in Bangkok in mid-February deserved its designation as "mother of all conferences." While it might not have had the cachet of a Davos World Economic ...

Commentary / World Feb 9, 2000

No call for optimism on N. Korean move

Is North Korea really ready to take the plunge toward better relations with the United States and Japan, or is it a case of deja vu all over again, to quote the immortal New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra? Is the Berlin breakthrough agreeing ...

Commentary / World Jan 3, 2000

Korean Peninsula's political awakening

Special to The Japan Times SEOUL -- One hundred years of tumultuous history have come to a close with the end of a century that has witnessed the end of great power dominance on the Korean Peninsula and the beginnings of Korean political reawakening. China, ...