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US, South Korean Defense Chiefs Meet Ahead of Trump Visit
November 01, 2017
US, South Korean Defense Chiefs Meet Ahead of Trump Visit
Main takeaways from the 49th Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) and 42nd Military Committee Meeting (MCM).
US, South Korean Defense Chiefs Meet Ahead of Trump Visit
All's Well THAAD Ends Well? What the China-South Korea Détente Means
November 01, 2017
All's Well THAAD Ends Well? What the China-South Korea Détente Means
With their leaders set to meet in November, South Korea and China may be due for a thaw in their bilateral relations.
All's Well THAAD Ends Well? What the China-South Korea Détente Means
Is Myanmar Serious About Enforcing Sanctions on North Korea?
October 27, 2017
Is Myanmar Serious About Enforcing Sanctions on North Korea?
Is this a real shift in North Korea-Myanmar relations, or just political expediency?
Is Myanmar Serious About Enforcing Sanctions on North Korea?
South Korea's Nuclear Energy Debate
October 26, 2017
South Korea's Nuclear Energy Debate
South Korea’s experiment in deliberative democracy will impact President Moon Jae-in’s nuclear phase-out policy.
South Korea's Nuclear Energy Debate
South Korea’s Saemaul Undong in Africa
October 20, 2017
South Korea’s Saemaul Undong in Africa
South Korea is an emerging player in Africa with hopes of benefitting their national interests through strategic partnerships.
South Korea’s Saemaul Undong in Africa
How North Korea Will Try to Undermine the Winter Olympics in South Korea
October 20, 2017
How North Korea Will Try to Undermine the Winter Olympics in South Korea
Precedent suggests North Korea will up its provocations ahead of the 2018 Olympic Games.
How North Korea Will Try to Undermine the Winter Olympics in South Korea
Is it Time for South Korea to Regain Wartime Operational Control?
October 20, 2017
Is it Time for South Korea to Regain Wartime Operational Control?
President Moon’s recent remarks sparked fierce debate on retrieving South Korea’s wartime operational control from the United States.
Is it Time for South Korea to Regain Wartime Operational Control?
Sanctions and North Korea's Precarious Food Security
October 19, 2017
Sanctions and North Korea's Precarious Food Security
Are sanctions causing food shortages in North Korea? It's more complicated than that.
Sanctions and North Korea's Precarious Food Security
Why the China-Korea Currency Swap Doesn’t Mean the THAAD Dispute Is Over
October 18, 2017
Why the China-Korea Currency Swap Doesn’t Mean the THAAD Dispute Is Over
China has always calibrated its economic pressure to avoid a boomerang effect. The currency swap is more of the same.
Why the China-Korea Currency Swap Doesn’t Mean the THAAD Dispute Is Over
What North Korea Learned From the Kosovo War
October 16, 2017
What North Korea Learned From the Kosovo War
NATO's intervention in Kosovo cemented North Korea's distrust of the U.S. and embrace of nuclear weapons.
What North Korea Learned From the Kosovo War
Is There Still Room for Sanctions to Succeed in North Korea?
October 13, 2017
Is There Still Room for Sanctions to Succeed in North Korea?
North Korean marketization may lend hope for sanctions to work, if the U.S. and China can coordinate.
Is There Still Room for Sanctions to Succeed in North Korea?
New South Korean Ambassador to China Vows to Resolve THAAD Feud
October 11, 2017
New South Korean Ambassador to China Vows to Resolve THAAD Feud
Chinese foreign ministry welcomes the ambassador and hopes he can play a positive role.
New South Korean Ambassador to China Vows to Resolve THAAD Feud
Kim Jong-un Emphasizes Economic Self-Reliance After Sanctions
October 11, 2017
Kim Jong-un Emphasizes Economic Self-Reliance After Sanctions
North Korea's supreme leader outlined the salience of economic self-reliance in a recent speech.
Kim Jong-un Emphasizes Economic Self-Reliance After Sanctions
The Role of Translation in South Korean Diplomacy
October 10, 2017
The Role of Translation in South Korean Diplomacy
A good tongue is always a good weapon.
The Role of Translation in South Korean Diplomacy
Kim Jong-un Elevates His Sister to Worker's Party Politburo
October 09, 2017
Kim Jong-un Elevates His Sister to Worker's Party Politburo
Kim Yo-jong's responsibilities expand and consolidate the Kim family's hold over North Korea.
Kim Jong-un Elevates His Sister to Worker's Party Politburo
US and South Korea Agree to Initiate FTA Amendment Negotiations
October 06, 2017
US and South Korea Agree to Initiate FTA Amendment Negotiations
Trump’s threats to terminate the agreement entirely seems to have brought the Koreans to the table.
US and South Korea Agree to Initiate FTA Amendment Negotiations
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