South Korea to Add More Missiles Capable of Hitting All of North Korea
August 19, 2016
South Korea to Add More Missiles Capable of Hitting All of North Korea
South Korea’s military will greatly increase the number of Hyunmoo ballistic and cruise missiles in its arsenal.
South Korea to Add More Missiles Capable of Hitting All of North Korea
South Korea's Shipbuilding Crisis
June 29, 2016
South Korea's Shipbuilding Crisis
Can the South Korean state arrest what looks to be an imminent crisis in the shipbuilding industry?
South Korea's Shipbuilding Crisis
From Vietnam to South Korea: Muhammad Ali and Conscientious Objectors Today
June 13, 2016
From Vietnam to South Korea: Muhammad Ali and Conscientious Objectors Today
As the world mourns Muhammad Ali, South Korea continues to imprison hundreds of conscientious objectors.
From Vietnam to South Korea: Muhammad Ali and Conscientious Objectors Today
Understanding North Korea's Secret Abduction Project
May 03, 2016
Understanding North Korea's Secret Abduction Project
This week's episode delves into North Korea's practice of abducting foreign citizens.
Understanding North Korea's Secret Abduction Project
Why South Koreans Voted for Change
April 25, 2016
Why South Koreans Voted for Change
While voters in South Korea may have shifted to the left, the political spectrum moved to the right.
Why South Koreans Voted for Change
13 North Koreans Defect from Overseas Restaurant
April 13, 2016
13 North Koreans Defect from Overseas Restaurant
A rare mass defection may hint at an uptick in defection.
13 North Koreans Defect from Overseas Restaurant
US Defense Secretary on THAAD in South Korea: 'It's Going to Happen'
April 09, 2016
US Defense Secretary on THAAD in South Korea: 'It's Going to Happen'
Speaking before a trip to Asia on Friday, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter remarked that THAAD would come to South Korea.
US Defense Secretary on THAAD in South Korea: 'It's Going to Happen'
South Korea Launches New Stealth Submarine
April 07, 2016
South Korea Launches New Stealth Submarine
The Republic of Korea Navy’s seventh diesel-electric air-independent propulsion submarine was launched this week.
South Korea Launches New Stealth Submarine
Could Koreans Lead a Future Generation of Private Military Firms?
April 06, 2016
Could Koreans Lead a Future Generation of Private Military Firms?
Where would North Korea's soldiers go after a hypothetical reunification on the Korean peninsula?
Could Koreans Lead a Future Generation of Private Military Firms?
On Nuclear Summit Sidelines, US, South Korea, and Japan Stand Against North Korea
April 01, 2016
On Nuclear Summit Sidelines, US, South Korea, and Japan Stand Against North Korea
Obama, Park, and Abe emphasized their common position on North Korea's recent nuclear provocations.
On Nuclear Summit Sidelines, US, South Korea, and Japan Stand Against North Korea
South Korea Launches First Indonesian Stealth Submarine
March 29, 2016
South Korea Launches First Indonesian Stealth Submarine
Following last week’s launch, the attack submarine will undergo extensive sea trials off the South Korean coast.
South Korea Launches First Indonesian Stealth Submarine
Nukes for South Korea and Japan? Donald Trump Sees No Problem
March 27, 2016
Nukes for South Korea and Japan? Donald Trump Sees No Problem
Under President Trump, South Korea and Japan would need to go shopping for their own nuclear umbrellas.
Nukes for South Korea and Japan? Donald Trump Sees No Problem
South Korea Unveils New Elite Unit of Marines
March 24, 2016
South Korea Unveils New Elite Unit of Marines
The unit’s main task is to carry out special operations inside North Korea in the event of war.
South Korea Unveils New Elite Unit of Marines
Is China Finally Fed Up With Kim Jong-un’s North Korea?
March 09, 2016
Is China Finally Fed Up With Kim Jong-un’s North Korea?
What explains Beijing’s acquiescence to unprecedented sanctions at the UN Security Council?
Is China Finally Fed Up With Kim Jong-un’s North Korea?
How Do You Deal With North Korea?
February 13, 2016
How Do You Deal With North Korea?
The Diplomat's editors discuss North Korea's recent satellite launch and the ensuing diplomatic fallout.
How Do You Deal With North Korea?
Closing Kaesong: South Korea Withdraws from Joint Industrial Park
February 11, 2016
Closing Kaesong: South Korea Withdraws from Joint Industrial Park
The decision comes in response to Pyongyang's recent nuclear test and satellite launch.
Closing Kaesong: South Korea Withdraws from Joint Industrial Park
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