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South Korea-ASEAN Summitry Will Spotlight Moon’s New Southern Policy
November 20, 2019

South Korea-ASEAN Summitry Will Spotlight Moon’s New Southern Policy

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A series of commemorative events highlight the prominent place that the Moon administration has been giving to Southeast Asia within its foreign policy.

Moon Jae-in at the Halfway Mark
November 14, 2019

Moon Jae-in at the Halfway Mark

By Kyle Ferrier
Moon has laid the groundwork of his ambitious policy agenda, yet plenty of work still lies ahead.
Don’t Lose Sight of Under-the-Hood Changes to South Korea’s Defense Posture
November 13, 2019

Don’t Lose Sight of Under-the-Hood Changes to South Korea’s Defense Posture

By Brad Glosserman and S. Paul Choi
South Korea’s defense posture is undergoing important and underappreciated changes, which bear on its alliance with the United States.

South Korea’s Coffee Craze
November 09, 2019

South Korea’s Coffee Craze

By Tae-jun Kang
As Koreans’ taste for coffee continues to grow, global brands are taking notice.

South Korea Deports North Korean Fishermen Who Allegedly Murdered Their Own Crew
November 08, 2019

South Korea Deports North Korean Fishermen Who Allegedly Murdered Their Own Crew

By Associated Press
The fishermen were found to have murdered 16 fellow crew members before fleeing the North.

Parasite Spreading Around the World, With No Signs of Stopping
November 07, 2019

Parasite Spreading Around the World, With No Signs of Stopping

By Jenna Gibson
In country after country, the South Korean film is garnering accolades from critics and audiences alike

Can North Korea Succeed in Mount Kumgang Without South Korea?
November 01, 2019

Can North Korea Succeed in Mount Kumgang Without South Korea?

By Tae-jun Kang
Making Mount Kumgang into a profitable tourist destination will be difficult without South Korean cooperation.
Did South Korea’s Three Noes Matter? Not So Much.
October 30, 2019

Did South Korea’s Three Noes Matter? Not So Much.

By Troy Stangarone
Assessing the impact of the 2017 agreement to end China’s economic coercion over THAAD.

North Korea Refuses Meeting With South Over Resort Demolition Plan
October 30, 2019

North Korea Refuses Meeting With South Over Resort Demolition Plan

By Associated Press
Kim Jong Un wants to remove South Korean-made facilities at Mount Kumgang, once a symbol of inter-Korean exchanges.

Did South Korea Just Copy North Korean Fashion?
October 25, 2019

Did South Korea Just Copy North Korean Fashion?

By Tae-jun Kang
Controversy over new palace uniforms hints at deeper public discontent with the Moon administration's North Korea policy.

South Korea Set to Receive Additional F-35s in 2020 Amid North Korean Complaints
October 21, 2019

South Korea Set to Receive Additional F-35s in 2020 Amid North Korean Complaints

By Ankit Panda
The fighters, a cornerstone of South Korea's aerial strike capabilities, will elevate tensions with North Korea.
North Korea’s Struggling Taxi Industry
October 17, 2019

North Korea’s Struggling Taxi Industry

By Tae-jun Kang
Once flourishing, North Korea’s taxi industry is struggling to remain profitable.

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