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How South Korea Plays the ‘China’ Card
July 03, 2014
How South Korea Plays the ‘China’ Card
Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to South Korea is a boost to the Park administration on multiple fronts.
How South Korea Plays the ‘China’ Card
North Korean 'Peace Proposal' Rejected by South Korea
July 01, 2014
North Korean 'Peace Proposal' Rejected by South Korea
South Korea spurned a peace proposal by the North ahead of Xi Jinping's trip to Seoul.
North Korean 'Peace Proposal' Rejected by South Korea
North Korea's Missile Test Shows Its Vulnerability
June 30, 2014
North Korea's Missile Test Shows Its Vulnerability
As the region shifts around Pyongyang, it reaches out to reaffirm its meeting with Tokyo.
North Korea's Missile Test Shows Its Vulnerability
No, North Korea Did NOT Threaten War Over Seth Rogen Movie
June 28, 2014
No, North Korea Did NOT Threaten War Over Seth Rogen Movie
Media reports claiming the DPRK threatened war over a Seth Rogen and James Franco movie are flat out wrong.
No, North Korea Did NOT Threaten War Over Seth Rogen Movie
A Glimmer of Hope for Inter-Korean Dialogue
June 28, 2014
A Glimmer of Hope for Inter-Korean Dialogue
The Kaesong Committee’s recent meeting made little tangible progress but did set the stage for future meetings.
A Glimmer of Hope for Inter-Korean Dialogue
South Korea’s Only Astronaut Retires
June 27, 2014
South Korea’s Only Astronaut Retires
Yi So-yeon, the first astronaut of Korea, has announced she will retire in August.
South Korea’s Only Astronaut Retires
Demographic Shifts and South Korea’s Conscript Shootings
June 26, 2014
Demographic Shifts and South Korea’s Conscript Shootings
South Korea’s population decline is the unspoken factor behind conscript shootings in the military.
Demographic Shifts and South Korea’s Conscript Shootings
PM Nominee Withdrawals Amid Seoul Gridlock
June 24, 2014
PM Nominee Withdrawals Amid Seoul Gridlock
As Xi prepares to visit Seoul, South Korea is confounded by bad blood with Japan and its government grinding to a halt.
PM Nominee Withdrawals Amid Seoul Gridlock
Japanese Report on the Kono Statement Draws Ire From Seoul, Beijing
June 24, 2014
Japanese Report on the Kono Statement Draws Ire From Seoul, Beijing
A Japanese government panel released the results of its investigation into the origins of the 1993 Kono statement.
Japanese Report on the Kono Statement Draws Ire From Seoul, Beijing
Citibank's Korea Troubles Continue
June 23, 2014
Citibank's Korea Troubles Continue
Despite a favorable court ruling last week, Citibank Korea's woes continue to mount.
Citibank's Korea Troubles Continue
4 Signs Japan-South Korea Ties Aren’t Improving
June 20, 2014
4 Signs Japan-South Korea Ties Aren’t Improving
South Korea’s next ambassador to Japan will have a difficult job.
4 Signs Japan-South Korea Ties Aren’t Improving
North Korea Downsizes Political Prisoners
June 20, 2014
North Korea Downsizes Political Prisoners
A new report suggests that the number of political prisoners in North Korea has declined since 2009.
North Korea Downsizes Political Prisoners
Confucianism Fails to Explain Sewol Ferry Tragedy
June 19, 2014
Confucianism Fails to Explain Sewol Ferry Tragedy
The ‘culturalist’ response to national tragedies fails to explain why South Korean students were unable to abandon ship.
Confucianism Fails to Explain Sewol Ferry Tragedy
South Korea’s Incoherent Economic Policy
June 19, 2014
South Korea’s Incoherent Economic Policy
The Park administration is struggling to craft policies that can address growing inequality and slowing growth.
South Korea’s Incoherent Economic Policy
DPRK Cruise Missiles and Energy Leverage
June 18, 2014
DPRK Cruise Missiles and Energy Leverage
North Korea’s relationship with Russia is improving as both seek to gain influence in Northeast Asia.
DPRK Cruise Missiles and Energy Leverage
North Korea Slams Xi Jinping and the Chinese Dream
June 17, 2014
North Korea Slams Xi Jinping and the Chinese Dream
Reports suggest that North Korea continues to distance itself from China under Xi Jinping.
North Korea Slams Xi Jinping and the Chinese Dream
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