Articles and features from the Editors of 38 North.
Stephen Warren Bosworth passed away on January 3, 2016. He was born in 1939 and lived for 76 years in this world. With regard to Korea, one can count several important positions he held: from 1995-97 he served as Executive Director of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), from 1997-2001 as US Ambassador to Korea, and from [...]
Seven former US ambassadors to the Republic of Korea gather for the inauguration of the US-Korea Institute at SAIS in 2006. (From left to right: Alexander Vershbow, Thomas C. Hubbard, Stephen W. Bosworth, Christopher R. Hill, James T. Laney, Donald Gregg, and James R. Lilley. Photo: Kaveh Sardari/US-Korea Institute at SAIS) America lost a [...]
This has been an eventful week with Pyongyang’s alleged H-bomb test on Tuesday. But all of us at 38 North and the US-Korea Institute at SAIS also want to make sure that the passing of Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, who died Sunday at his home in Boston, gets its due attention. A valued colleague, friend and mentor for myself over 20 years, Steve [...]
(Image: Pool/Getty Images AsiaPac) Steve Bosworth was my boss, my mentor and my friend. By the time I first met Steve, he had already had a highly successful first career as one of America’s most distinguished ambassadors. A mutual friend, Bob Gallucci, introduced us and asked if we would like to start a new organization, not even yet [...]
Our most important mission at 38 North is to help inform the public about developments related to North Korea. Part of that effort—and maybe the most important part—is to keep a close watch on Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs through commercial satellite imagery. Our analysts are all experts, some with decades of government [...]
During his long career as a journalist, Don Oberdorfer, who died July 23, 2015, not far into his 85th year, wrote a lot of newspaper articles. He interviewed countless sources, many of which were or became central figures in the events that shaped history. He traveled, he observed, he listened, and in many cases he was on the scene when key events [...]