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North Korea: No Talks With South Korea Until Seoul Gives ‘Plausible Excuse’ For Joint Exercises
August 12, 2019
North Korea: No Talks With South Korea Until Seoul Gives ‘Plausible Excuse’ For Joint Exercises
The prospect of a return to inter-Korean diplomacy appears unlikely in August 2019.
North Korea: No Talks With South Korea Until Seoul Gives ‘Plausible Excuse’ For Joint Exercises
Handshakes and Missiles: Mixed Signals From North Korea
August 09, 2019
Handshakes and Missiles: Mixed Signals From North Korea
Pyongyang’s missile launches are negotiating tactics that shouldn’t be taken too far.
Handshakes and Missiles: Mixed Signals From North Korea
Voices Grow in South Korea to Oppose Anti-Japan Movement
August 08, 2019
Voices Grow in South Korea to Oppose Anti-Japan Movement
As the economic implications for South Korea become clear, calls to resolve the standoff are growing.
Voices Grow in South Korea to Oppose Anti-Japan Movement
Japan's Economic Restrictions on South Korea Are Overkill
August 05, 2019
Japan's Economic Restrictions on South Korea Are Overkill
If the forced labor rulings are the hidden motivation, Tokyo’s actions are wildly disproportionate.
Japan's Economic Restrictions on South Korea Are Overkill
The New Face in North Korea-US Diplomacy
August 03, 2019
The New Face in North Korea-US Diplomacy
Choe Son Hui has enjoyed a rapid rise from the North Korean Department of Foreign Affairs to the State Affairs Commission.
The New Face in North Korea-US Diplomacy
South Korea Vows Countermeasures as Japan Downgrades Trade Status
August 02, 2019
South Korea Vows Countermeasures as Japan Downgrades Trade Status
As Japan escalates its trade restrictions, South Korea vows to respond in kind.
South Korea Vows Countermeasures as Japan Downgrades Trade Status
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: Can North Korea Be WASHed Free of Disease?
August 02, 2019
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: Can North Korea Be WASHed Free of Disease?
The people of North Korea suffer a great deal due to a lack of clean water and proper hygiene and sanitation.
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: Can North Korea Be WASHed Free of Disease?
More Money? More Problems for the US-South Korea Burden-Sharing Talks
August 01, 2019
More Money? More Problems for the US-South Korea Burden-Sharing Talks
Reports that the U.S. will seek $5 billion annually from South Korea signal trouble ahead in the alliance.
More Money? More Problems for the US-South Korea Burden-Sharing Talks
North Korea: The Game Has Not Changed
July 30, 2019
North Korea: The Game Has Not Changed
For all the diplomatic milestones of 2018, North Korea’s behavior in 2019 looks awfully familiar.
North Korea: The Game Has Not Changed
Will South Korean Turn to Its PM to Resolve Conflicts With Japan?
July 30, 2019
Will South Korean Turn to Its PM to Resolve Conflicts With Japan?
Lee Nak-yeon, known as a Japan expert, might be one of the few chances Seoul has to resolve the dispute.
Will South Korean Turn to Its PM to Resolve Conflicts With Japan?
North Korea: Missile Test Was ‘Solemn Warning’ to South
July 27, 2019
North Korea: Missile Test Was ‘Solemn Warning’ to South
Pyongyang has made the meaning of its latest missile test explicit.
North Korea: Missile Test Was ‘Solemn Warning’ to South
‘Begpacking’ Phenomenon Draws Scrutiny in South Korea
July 25, 2019
‘Begpacking’ Phenomenon Draws Scrutiny in South Korea
Seeing white tourists begging on the streets for travel money has become increasingly common in Seoul.
‘Begpacking’ Phenomenon Draws Scrutiny in South Korea
North Korea Turns to Russia for Cash
July 22, 2019
North Korea Turns to Russia for Cash
Since the Putin-Kim summit, North Korea has been stepping up economic ties with Russia.
North Korea Turns to Russia for Cash
How South Korea’s New Offset Rules Can Strengthen Defense Cooperation With the US
July 19, 2019
How South Korea’s New Offset Rules Can Strengthen Defense Cooperation With the US
The introduction of an offset banking system will encourage more collaboration between U.S. and Korean defense contractors.
How South Korea’s New Offset Rules Can Strengthen Defense Cooperation With the US
North Korea Further Boosts Online Learning
July 13, 2019
North Korea Further Boosts Online Learning
There are signs that online courses are increasing the range of North Koreans who have access to university education.
North Korea Further Boosts Online Learning
Concerns Rise Over South Korea’s Dual Labor Market
July 11, 2019
Concerns Rise Over South Korea’s Dual Labor Market
Public sector contract workers went on strike to protest their unequal status -- and uneven government progress on the issue.
Concerns Rise Over South Korea’s Dual Labor Market
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