WikiLeaks & US Embassy Cables Relevant to Asia
Nov. 28, 2010 - Dec. 05, 2010:
The Guardian, a UK newspaper and one of the recipient publications of the US embassy cable traffic leaked by WikiLeaks, has provided a helpful listing of the cables separated by country and other subject names.
Stanford University Professor's Report on the Implications of North Korea's Uranium Enrichment Program
Nov. 21, 2010 - Nov. 28, 2010:
Somewhat lost in the current heightened military tensions on the Korean Peninsula, following a quick succession of events that started with a South Korean live-fire drill on an island held by South Korea in the contested sea area near North Korea's coast. This prompted an artillery response by the North that killed four South Koreans (two soldiers and two civilians), and now a major 4-day US-South Korean maritime exercise (including maneuvers by a US aircraft carrier) in waters west of the Korean peninsula that has drawn strong complaints from China and North Korea.
Sinking of the South Korean Ship Cheonan
Nov. 14, 2010 - Nov. 21, 2010:
The South Korean newspaper Hankyoreh has issued a video with new information on the sinking of the Cheonan, and the South Korean government's charge that a North Korean submarine fired a torpedo to sink it. [via Peace Philosophy Centre]
Find English, Korean and Japanese translations of the narrative at the Peace Philosophy Centre.
C. Douglas Lummis
The Proposal to Build a Nuclear Power Plant in Tokyo and to Move the Futenma Base from Okinawa to Mainland Japan