Latest from Michelle Ye Hee Lee

‘This could have been me’

The six Asian American women killed in the Atlanta shootings represented a diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Yet their deaths hit home for so many AAPI women.
  • May 27, 2021

Harris-led campaign to stem migration from Central America faces steep challenges

The vice president is leading U.S. negotiations to deter migrants from trekking northward. But many experts question the premise of trying to slow migration through development assistance.
  • May 1, 2021

For Atlanta spa victim Suncha Kim, America was always where she felt she belonged

In their first extended interview, family members shared her life of sacrifice and grit as a first-generation immigrant.
  • Apr 20, 2021

Accused Atlanta gunman’s church expels him, as local Korean church leaders mourn, call for action

The conservative Baptist church said Sunday that he is no longer considered a “regenerate believer in Jesus Christ.”
  • Mar 21, 2021

Meeting of leaders signals the ‘Quad’ grouping will become central part of the U.S. strategy in Asia

A loose coalition of the United States, Australia, India and Japan is a counterweight to China.
  • Mar 13, 2021

U.S., South Korea reach military cost-sharing agreement after deadlock under Trump

The breakthrough in negotiations comes as the Biden administration seeks to show that the United States is committed to its allies and military defense agreements.
  • Mar 8, 2021

As Biden seeks to restore alliances, a souring Japan-South Korea relationship presents a challenge

Whether the U.S. can nudge its two crucial Asian allies toward cooperation will be consequential to Biden administration’s ambitions abroad.
  • Mar 2, 2021

Trump’s election fraud falsehoods have cost taxpayers $519 million — and counting

Donald Trump’s claims that the election was stolen have forced local, state and federal agencies to spend millions enhancing security, fending off lawsuits and repairing property damage. The costs are mounting daily.
  • Feb 6, 2021

New Trump PAC raised $31.5 million in the weeks after Election Day, as Trump was making baseless claims of voter fraud

Trump left the presidency with tens of millions of dollars he can now use to finance his post-presidential political career.
  • Jan 31, 2021

Black voters powered Democrats to victory in the Georgia Senate runoff

Ossoff and Warnock’s victory is thanks in large part to voters of color, who turned up in record numbers.
  • Jan 6, 2021