Kim Young-sam: a critic of military dictators who played a part in South Korea’s  transition to democracy. Photograph: Gary Hershorn/Reuters

Kim Young-sam, who has died aged 87, was a former South Korean president who replaced the last of the country’s military leaders, purged politicised g(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspect a farm under the Korean People's Army.`The place most likely to have a 10 per cent growth story is North Korea,' says author Joe Studwell

There’s a 500kg gorilla in the corner of the room when discussing Asia’s remarkable rise over the past few decades: why has the success has been so un(...)