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The Public Safety Implications of the Itaewon Tragedy
November 30, 2022

The Public Safety Implications of the Itaewon Tragedy

By Chelsie Alexandre
The crowd crush disaster in Itaewon sparked anxiety over pervasive public safety concerns that South Koreans face daily.

The Implications of FTX’s Collapse for North Korea
November 29, 2022

The Implications of FTX’s Collapse for North Korea

By Troy Stangarone
For a regime that has become dependent on crypto to avoid sanctions and steal hard currency, FTX’s collapse couldn’t be more ill-timed.
Kim Jong Un Emphasizes Nuclear Development as North Korea’s ‘Ultimate Goal’
November 28, 2022

Kim Jong Un Emphasizes Nuclear Development as North Korea’s ‘Ultimate Goal’

By Mitch Shin
Kim continues to double down on the importance of the nuclear program for his country.

North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong Slams Sanctions Measures
November 25, 2022

North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong Slams Sanctions Measures

By Mitch Shin
After Kim’s statement belittling Yoon in August, this was her second discourteous statement toward the South Korean president.

Kim Jong-un’s Daughter and the ICBM
November 24, 2022

Kim Jong-un’s Daughter and the ICBM

By Atsuhito Isozaki
North Korea’s leader debuts his offspring, and sends a message.

Kim Jong Un Guides Hwasong-17 ICBM Test
November 21, 2022

Kim Jong Un Guides Hwasong-17 ICBM Test

By Mitch Shin
A day after North Korea launched its Hwasong-17 ICBM, its state media KCNA released more details on the missile test.

North Korea Fires ICBM
November 18, 2022

North Korea Fires ICBM

By Mitch Shin
A day after it launched an SRBM, North Korea fired an ICBM off its east coast, a repeat of a previous failed test.
South Korea’s Sideline Diplomacy at the ASEAN and G20 Meetings
November 17, 2022

South Korea’s Sideline Diplomacy at the ASEAN and G20 Meetings

By Andrew Yeo
After a series of gaffes on its last round of international trips, the Yoon administration seems to have hit its diplomatic stride at the ASEAN and G-20 summits.

Facing North Korea’s Missile Threats, South Korea, US, Japan Reaffirm Joint Commitment
November 15, 2022

Facing North Korea’s Missile Threats, South Korea, US, Japan Reaffirm Joint Commitment

By Mitch Shin
In the trilateral summit on Sunday, Seoul, Washington, and Tokyo reaffirmed their joint commitment in the face of Pyongyang’s missile threats, but no new measure to renew the stalled dialogue were announced. 

South and North Korea at Risk of New Crisis
November 14, 2022

South and North Korea at Risk of New Crisis

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito

The Future of the Kaesong Industrial Complex and Liberal Peace on the Korean Peninsula
November 11, 2022

The Future of the Kaesong Industrial Complex and Liberal Peace on the Korean Peninsula

By Hyo Joon Chang
Has the time finally arrived to confirm that the KIC is a dead project or does it have a future?
South Korea’s President Yoon Criticized for Banning Broadcaster From Plane
November 11, 2022

South Korea’s President Yoon Criticized for Banning Broadcaster From Plane

By Kim Tong-Hyung
MBC, the broadcaster at the center of an earlier “hot mic” scandal, was barred from joining the press pool traveling with Yoon to Southeast Asia.

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