Bruce Cumings

Articles by Bruce Cumings

9 June 2016

North Koreans try to trump China—and the United States

Bruce Cumings

Why is North Korea simultaneously testing new missiles and sending envoys to China—and just before the annual dialogues between China and the US? And how would a President Trump handle North Korea's actions?

1 July 2015

The 70th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japan will roll around on August 15, 2015, no doubt eliciting a hailstorm of commentary—and speculation that North Korea will collapse and the two Koreas reunify.

1 March 2006
Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea, by Guy Delisle. Drawn and Quarterly, 184 pages, 2005, $19.95. Radio Pyongyang: Commie Funk and Agit Prop from the Hermit Kingdom, audio CD by Christiaan Virant. Sublime Frequencies, 2005, $14.
1 July 2004
Mao: A Reinterpretation By Lee Feigon, Ivan R. Dee, 2002, 229 pages; $24.95 Beyond Tiananmen: The Politics of U.S.-China Relations, 1989-2000 By Robert L. Suettinger, Brookings Institution Press, 2003, 559 pages; $39.95
1 January 2003
The president's national security adviser believes the United States should use “anticipatory defense” against any country it thinks might attack.
1 May 2002
The Tragedy of Great Power Politics John J. Mearsheimer W. W. Norton & Company, 2001 555 pages; $26.95
1 March 2001
While America Sleeps: Self-Delusion, Military Weakness, and the Threat to Peace Today By Donald Kagan and Frederick W. Kagan St. Martin's Press, 2000 435 pages; $32.50