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What to Expect from the Upcoming Biden-Moon Summit
May 17, 2021

What to Expect from the Upcoming Biden-Moon Summit

By Sukjoon Yoon
Moon and Biden are looking for very different results from the upcoming summit.

Cybersecurity Should Be a Priority for the Moon-Biden Summit
May 13, 2021

Cybersecurity Should Be a Priority for the Moon-Biden Summit

By Troy Stangarone
Cyber risks will only continue to grow as more of our daily lives become digital and interconnected.
North Korea Leaves Room to Renew Dialogue with the US
May 11, 2021

North Korea Leaves Room to Renew Dialogue with the US

By Mitch Shin
According to local news reports, after being ignored for months Washington finally got through to Pyongyang to explain U.S. policy.

Moon’s Prosecutor Pick Puts Reform Efforts Back in the Spotlight
May 06, 2021

Moon’s Prosecutor Pick Puts Reform Efforts Back in the Spotlight

By Jenna Gibson
Kim Oh-soo, the nominee for prosecutor general, is a strong supporter of President Moon's controversial prosecution reform plan.

South Korea’s Climate Pledges: Less Than Meets the Eye
May 05, 2021

South Korea’s Climate Pledges: Less Than Meets the Eye

By Sam Macdonald
Once again, the Moon administration is making bold climate pledges on the international stage, while undermining these goals at home.

Kim Yo Jong Slams Seoul After Anti-North Korea Leaflets Launched
May 04, 2021

Kim Yo Jong Slams Seoul After Anti-North Korea Leaflets Launched

By Mitch Shin
After an activist launched leaflets to the North last week, Pyongyang immediately responded with harsh warnings.

North Korea Warns US on Biden Administration’s New Policy
May 03, 2021

North Korea Warns US on Biden Administration’s New Policy

By Mitch Shin
As the White House unveiled its new policy toward the North, Pyongyang denounced the policy for reflecting the “outdated” perspective of the Cold War.
Despite Political Tensions, Japan’s ‘Demon Slayer’ Tops South Korean Book Market and Box Office
May 01, 2021

Despite Political Tensions, Japan’s ‘Demon Slayer’ Tops South Korean Book Market and Box Office

By Seoho Lee
While relations have soured, pop culture exchanges are going strong – in both directions.

Defying Government Ban, Activist Says He Sent Leaflets to North Korea 
April 30, 2021

Defying Government Ban, Activist Says He Sent Leaflets to North Korea 

By Mitch Shin
If his claim is confirmed, Park Sang-hak would be the first known person to violate a new law banning people from sending leaflets to North Korea.

Why Isn’t South Korea Buying Chinese Vaccines?
April 28, 2021

Why Isn’t South Korea Buying Chinese Vaccines?

By Jin Kai
Like many Asian countries, Seoul is having troubling sourcing vaccines. But unlike its neighbors, South Korea has so far refused to turn to a ready supplier: China.

As Vaccine Rollout Lags, South Koreans Sour on Government’s COVID-19 Response
April 26, 2021

As Vaccine Rollout Lags, South Koreans Sour on Government’s COVID-19 Response

By Mitch Shin
The slow rate of vaccinations amid the looming threat of a new wave has many Koreans on edge.
The US Needs China’s Support to Denuclearize North Korea
April 23, 2021

The US Needs China’s Support to Denuclearize North Korea

By Chan Young Bang
The shared strategic objective of the denuclearization of North Korea is a rare moment for two adversaries to align on a common endeavor to forge truly lasting peace.

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