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In Bid to Be Major Global Player, North Korea Signs New Treaty With Russia

In Bid to Be Major Global Player, North Korea Signs New Treaty With Russia

By Shannon Tiezzi
Pyongyang wants to elevate its clout on the world stage through deepened ties with Moscow, but China continues to keep North Korea at arms length. 
Before Summit With North Korea’s Kim, Putin Vows They’ll Beat Sanctions Together

Before Summit With North Korea’s Kim, Putin Vows They’ll Beat Sanctions Together

By Kim Tong-hyung
Putin is making his first trip to North Korea in 24 years.

Reality Check: South Korea and China Face More Complex Economic Dynamics

Reality Check: South Korea and China Face More Complex Economic Dynamics

By Ray Wang
Domestic, bilateral, and global trends are combining to reshape China-South Korea trade for the long term. 

North Korea’s Kim Hails Russia Ties as Putin Reportedly Plans a Visit

North Korea’s Kim Hails Russia Ties as Putin Reportedly Plans a Visit

By Hyung-jin Kim
Kim Jong Un sent Vladimir Putin a message congratulating Russia on its National Day amid reports that the Russian president could visit Pyongyang as soon as next week.

South Korea-Africa Summit: A Disappointing Outcome?

South Korea-Africa Summit: A Disappointing Outcome?

By Ovigwe Eguegu
While South Korea’s interests were clear, what was evident from the summit was the lack of clarity on African governments’ joint, specific position on engagement with Seoul.
Controversy Rages over President Yoon’s Announcement of New Deep-Sea Drilling

Controversy Rages over President Yoon’s Announcement of New Deep-Sea Drilling

By Eunwoo Lee
Yoon needs something to revive his approval rating to save his presidency, and he's hoping for a natural gas bonanza.

What South Korea’s Horizon Europe Entry Say About Its Science and Tech Ambitions

What South Korea’s Horizon Europe Entry Say About Its Science and Tech Ambitions

By Hyejin Kim
Against the backdrop of tension between China and the United States, both South Korea and Europe are keen to find ways to diversify their R&D partners.
Why Doctors Are Against South Korea’s Expansion of Medical School Admissions

Why Doctors Are Against South Korea’s Expansion of Medical School Admissions

By Kenji Yoshida
A KMA spokesperson weighs in on the ongoing strike and South Korea’s medical crisis.

The Russia Factor in South Korea’s Arm Sales to Poland

The Russia Factor in South Korea’s Arm Sales to Poland

By Anthony V. Rinna
A partisan divide over Seoul’s ties with Moscow could be exploited by Russia to complicate the burgeoning Poland-South Korea arms partnership.

North Korea Flies Trash Balloons Over the South as Kim Jong Un Doubles Down on Satellite Ambitions

North Korea Flies Trash Balloons Over the South as Kim Jong Un Doubles Down on Satellite Ambitions

By Kim Tong-hyung
The balloons, laden with trash and manure, were characterized by North Korean officials as a response to South Korean leafleting campaigns. 

South Korea Is Spiraling Toward a Polarized Justice System 

South Korea Is Spiraling Toward a Polarized Justice System 

By James Constant
Public faith in South Korea’s justice system was already low. With rival investigative agencies both tainted with naked partisanship, the situation is only worsening.
Will Frozen China-South Korea Relations Thaw as Seoul Hosts Upcoming Trilateral Summit?

Will Frozen China-South Korea Relations Thaw as Seoul Hosts Upcoming Trilateral Summit?

By Seong-Hyon Lee
Chinese Premier Li Qiang’s expected visit for the summit will be a crucial indicator of the future of strained Seoul-Beijing relations under South Korea’s pro-U.S. President Yoon Suk-yeol.

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