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North Korea Fires Short-Range Missiles in First Challenge to Biden Administration
March 24, 2021

North Korea Fires Short-Range Missiles in First Challenge to Biden Administration

By Mitch Shin
North Korea fired multiple short-range cruise missiles after the United States and South Korea finished their springtime joint military exercise.  
The South Korea-US 2+2 Talks: Who Came Out Ahead?
March 22, 2021

The South Korea-US 2+2 Talks: Who Came Out Ahead?

By Sukjoon Yoon
While the two sides were careful to avoid open disagreement, there are clear areas of tensions, from approaches to China and North Korea to alliance issues involving Japan.

North Korea Cuts Diplomatic Ties With Malaysia Over US Extradition
March 19, 2021

North Korea Cuts Diplomatic Ties With Malaysia Over US Extradition

By Hyung-Jin Kim
North Korean national Mun Chol Myong is accused of sending luxury goods from Singapore to North Korea in violation of U.N. sanctions

US Secretaries of State and Defense Hold Talks in South Korea 
March 18, 2021

US Secretaries of State and Defense Hold Talks in South Korea 

By Mitch Shin
After a joint two-day visit to Japan, the new officials headed to South Korea amid North Korea’s blunt criticism toward Washington. 

North Korea Warns US Not to ‘Cause a Stink’ Before Seoul Meeting
March 16, 2021

North Korea Warns US Not to ‘Cause a Stink’ Before Seoul Meeting

By Kim Tong-Hyung
Kim Yo Jong issued a warning statement ahead of a U.S.-South Korea 2+2, in Pyongyang’s first direct comment to the Biden administration.
Biden Takes the Right First Steps With South Korea, But a Long Road Lies Ahead
March 12, 2021

Biden Takes the Right First Steps With South Korea, But a Long Road Lies Ahead

By Kyle Ferrier
The Biden administration is moving to repair damage done, but new challenges still need to be faced.

South Korea and US Reach Agreement on Defense Cost Sharing
March 08, 2021

South Korea and US Reach Agreement on Defense Cost Sharing

By Mitch Shin
Seoul and Washington finally agreed on how to split the bill for the U.S. troops stationed in South Korea, but have not revealed details. 
Biden Should Embrace South Korea’s Strategic Nondecision on the Quad
March 05, 2021

Biden Should Embrace South Korea’s Strategic Nondecision on the Quad

By James Park
If the U.S. can seek cooperation without pushing South Korea directly into the U.S.-China crossfire, why not take that path? 

Can Southeast Asia Follow South Korea’s Democratization Model?
March 05, 2021

Can Southeast Asia Follow South Korea’s Democratization Model?

By Choi Seong Hyeon
Democratic movements in Myanmar and Thailand may face more challenges than South Korea did in the late 20th century.

Photos Show North Korea May Be Trying to Extract Plutonium
March 05, 2021

Photos Show North Korea May Be Trying to Extract Plutonium

By Associated Press
In January, Kim vowed to enlarge the North's nuclear arsenal and disclosed an array of high-tech weapons systems targeting the United States.

Migrant Workers Face Dire Conditions at South Korean Farms
March 05, 2021

Migrant Workers Face Dire Conditions at South Korean Farms

By Associated Press
The death of a Cambodian worker last year attracted new attention to long-standing problems of overwork, lack of medical access, and mistreatment.
Why Did Thousands of K-Pop Songs Disappear From Spotify?
March 04, 2021

Why Did Thousands of K-Pop Songs Disappear From Spotify?

By Jenna Gibson
Kakao Entertainment and the streaming service were unable to reach a licensing extension -- just as Spotify entered the Korean market.

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