Girls' Generation "Love & Peace"

Music / CD Reviews Jan 14, 2014

Girls' Generation "Love & Peace"

by Patrick ST. Michel

K-pop's golden days in Japan are over. The time when Korean groups could top the Oricon charts and (more importantly) monopolize media coverage is now a memory, in part due to an oversaturation of new acts. K-pop remains a strong niche market, though, even ...

Commentary / World Aug 20, 2011

Riyadh vs. the Arab Spring

by Bernard Haykel

Saudi Arabia is widely perceived as leading the counter-revolution against the Arab Spring uprisings. In reality, the kingdom's response is centered, as its foreign and domestic policy has long been, on "stability." The Saudis don't want anti-Saudi forces, including such enemies as Iran and ...