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Parsing the Economic Damage From the Japan-South Korea Dispute
January 24, 2020

Parsing the Economic Damage From the Japan-South Korea Dispute

By Troy Stangarone
Recent data indicate the overall damage was limited, but that could change if we see another round of escalation.

The Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak Hits Korea
January 23, 2020

The Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak Hits Korea

By Tae-jun Kang
A new virus from China is affecting South Korea economically and politically.
Moon Jae-in Is Serious About Inter-Korean Cooperation
January 17, 2020

Moon Jae-in Is Serious About Inter-Korean Cooperation

By Saeme Kim
Moon is intent on pushing ahead with North-South cooperation, but he needs to remain cognizant of the risks.

2 Questions Hold the Key to Negotiating With Kim Jong Un
January 17, 2020

2 Questions Hold the Key to Negotiating With Kim Jong Un

By Michael MacArthur Bosack
How do so many analysts come to opposite conclusions about how to handle North Korean diplomacy?

South Korea’s Moon Could Seek Exemption of UN Sanctions on North Korea
January 15, 2020

South Korea’s Moon Could Seek Exemption of UN Sanctions on North Korea

By Associated Press
"If exceptions from U.N. sanctions are necessary for South-North cooperation, I think we can make efforts for that," Moon said.

Trump-Kim Relationship No Longer Sufficient for US-North Korea Diplomacy: NK Official
January 14, 2020

Trump-Kim Relationship No Longer Sufficient for US-North Korea Diplomacy: NK Official

By Ankit Panda
A senior North Korean official indicated that the U.S. would "never" get an offer like what it received in Hanoi in February 2019.

South Korea Plans for Uncertainty as US-Iran Tensions Rise
January 08, 2020

South Korea Plans for Uncertainty as US-Iran Tensions Rise

By Jenna Gibson
The assassination of Soleimani has South Korea scrambling to balance its ties between the U.S. and Iran.
The Glaring Omission in Kim Jong Un’s Plenary Speech
January 07, 2020

The Glaring Omission in Kim Jong Un’s Plenary Speech

By Daniel Aum
One thing that Kim didn’t say could signal that he is still open to negotiations with the U.S.

US Strike on Iran Could Have Consequences in North Korea
January 07, 2020

US Strike on Iran Could Have Consequences in North Korea

By Associated Press
The U.S. strike that killed Iran’s top military commander may have had an indirect casualty: a diplomatic solution to denuclearizing North Korea.

North Korean Media Criticizes Japan’s NHK for False Missile Alert
January 07, 2020

North Korean Media Criticizes Japan’s NHK for False Missile Alert

By Ankit Panda
The Korean Central News Agency, in a commentary, accused the Japanese broadcaster of an “ulterior motive.”

How North Korea Uses ‘Students’ and ‘Trainees’ Overseas to Bypass UN Sanctions 
January 04, 2020

How North Korea Uses ‘Students’ and ‘Trainees’ Overseas to Bypass UN Sanctions 

By Tae-jun Kang
A deadline for recalling North Korean workers has passed, but some have stayed or returned abroad by simply changing their visa type.
South Korea Works to Bring Cryptocurrency Into the Mainstream
January 03, 2020

South Korea Works to Bring Cryptocurrency Into the Mainstream

By Troy Stangarone
After an early wave of public enthusiasm, South Korea's government is taking steps to regulate crypto assets.

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