The Three Faces of Park’s “Trustpolitik”
May 09, 2013
The Three Faces of Park’s “Trustpolitik”
South Korea’s new president Park Geun-hye has declared a bold agenda. Can she deliver?
The Three Faces of Park’s “Trustpolitik”
A Historic Trip: South Korean President Park Coming to America
May 04, 2013
A Historic Trip: South Korean President Park Coming to America
North Korea’s recent threats and economic matters will likely dominate talks next week.
A Historic Trip: South Korean President Park Coming to America
John Kerry Arrives in East Asia
April 13, 2013
John Kerry Arrives in East Asia
America’s Secretary of State arrives in the region at a critical time. Can he help ease tensions?
John Kerry Arrives in East Asia
What to Make of North Korea
April 11, 2013
What to Make of North Korea
What does North Korea hope to achieve? Looking at DPRK goals, interests and aspirations could help.
What to Make of North Korea
Did Xi Jinping Really Rebuke North Korea?
April 10, 2013
Did Xi Jinping Really Rebuke North Korea?
Likely not – Chinese diplomats have usually handled their differences with N. Korea behind the scenes.
Did Xi Jinping Really Rebuke North Korea?
North Korea and the Fallacy of Accidental Wars
April 05, 2013
North Korea and the Fallacy of Accidental Wars
Few wars happen by accident. Given the situation on the Korean Peninsula, a war seems unlikely, as none of the combatants stand to benefit.
North Korea and the Fallacy of Accidental Wars
U.S.- S. Korea Military Gameplan
April 04, 2013
U.S.- S. Korea Military Gameplan
It appears the Combined Forces Command will continue after the U.S. hands over wartime operational control to an ROK general in 2015
U.S.- S. Korea Military Gameplan
Not a Good Idea: American Nukes in South Korea
March 02, 2013
Not a Good Idea: American Nukes in South Korea
The redeployment of tactical nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula would be a Cold War solution to a 21st century problem.
Not a Good Idea: American Nukes in South Korea
Park Geun-hye Takes the Reins
February 23, 2013
Park Geun-hye Takes the Reins
Park enters office in South Korea facing a daunting array of domestic and foreign policy challenges. She may very well prove up to the task.
Park Geun-hye Takes the Reins
South Korea: Asia's Other Rising Naval Power
October 02, 2012
South Korea: Asia's Other Rising Naval Power
The attention given to China and Japan’s navies overlooks the emergence of a new maritime power.
South Korea: Asia's Other Rising Naval Power
South Korea's Three-Way Tussle
September 26, 2012
South Korea's Three-Way Tussle
South Korea’s Presidential race takes an interesting turn.
South Korea's Three-Way Tussle
More Money, More Problems in South Korea
September 05, 2012
More Money, More Problems in South Korea
A perfect storm of government debt, easy consumer credit and a culture of consumption could lead to economic disaster.
More Money, More Problems in South Korea
Rough Waters? The State of the ROK-U.S. Alliance
August 22, 2012
Rough Waters? The State of the ROK-U.S. Alliance
A number of developments suggest Washington and Seoul have different visions for the future.
Rough Waters? The State of the ROK-U.S. Alliance
ROK Midfielder Adds to Island Dispute With Japan
August 13, 2012
ROK Midfielder Adds to Island Dispute With Japan
Park Jong-woo holding a banner stating “Dokdo is our land” brings football into a tense international dispute.
ROK Midfielder Adds to Island Dispute With Japan
S. Korea-Japan: Time for Outside Mediation?
July 30, 2012
S. Korea-Japan: Time for Outside Mediation?
Can Tokyo and Seoul set aside the past? An outside mediator may ease the path forward.
S. Korea-Japan: Time for Outside Mediation?
July 02, 2012
Dead Defense Deal for Japan-ROK?
A military deal between Japan and South Korea that could have made history seems to have fallen through.
Dead Defense Deal for Japan-ROK?
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