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We Don't Have a Korean Peninsula Denuclearization 'Breakthrough' Just Yet
March 07, 2018
We Don't Have a Korean Peninsula Denuclearization 'Breakthrough' Just Yet
North Korea has to say what it's willing to do. It's not enough for South Korea to speak on Pyongyang's behalf.
We Don't Have a Korean Peninsula Denuclearization 'Breakthrough' Just Yet
Blue House: North Korea Agrees to Talk Denuclearization With the US
March 07, 2018
Blue House: North Korea Agrees to Talk Denuclearization With the US
A South Korean delegation returned from Pyongyang with news of a breakthrough.
Blue House: North Korea Agrees to Talk Denuclearization With the US
What Trump's 'Trade Wars Are Good' Approach Means for South Korea
March 03, 2018
What Trump's 'Trade Wars Are Good' Approach Means for South Korea
U.S. pressure on Seoul over trade issues undercuts the need for cooperation on North Korea policy.
What Trump's 'Trade Wars Are Good' Approach Means for South Korea
Moon’s March 1 Address Pokes Sensitive Issues With Japan
March 01, 2018
Moon’s March 1 Address Pokes Sensitive Issues With Japan
For the first time in 11 years, the Dokdo/Takeshima dispute made its way into a South Korean president’s March 1 remarks.
Moon’s March 1 Address Pokes Sensitive Issues With Japan
North Korea's Syrian Connection
February 27, 2018
North Korea's Syrian Connection
North Korea has consistently been one of Syria’s closest international allies since the start of the civil war.
North Korea's Syrian Connection
Trump Administration Announces 'Largest North Korea-Related Sanctions Tranche', Focused on Disrupting Illicit Shipping
February 23, 2018
Trump Administration Announces 'Largest North Korea-Related Sanctions Tranche', Focused on Disrupting Illicit Shipping
The U.S. "maximum pressure" campaign continues with additional sanctions measures.
Trump Administration Announces 'Largest North Korea-Related Sanctions Tranche', Focused on Disrupting Illicit Shipping
South Korea’s Domestic Political Divide on North Korea
February 16, 2018
South Korea’s Domestic Political Divide on North Korea
South Korea's liberals and conservatives have drastically different interpretations of North Korea's Olympic outreach.
South Korea’s Domestic Political Divide on North Korea
Moon’s PyeongChang Propaganda Coup
February 15, 2018
Moon’s PyeongChang Propaganda Coup
Seoul brought Pyongyang in from the cold for the Olympics, putting President Moon at the helm of peninsular affairs.
Moon’s PyeongChang Propaganda Coup
The #MeToo Movement Finally Arrives in South Korea
February 13, 2018
The #MeToo Movement Finally Arrives in South Korea
South Korea has a subdued history of failed efforts against sexual harassment.
The #MeToo Movement Finally Arrives in South Korea
Still No US Ambassador in South Korea
February 10, 2018
Still No US Ambassador in South Korea
With Victor Cha's nomination scrapped, Washington is no closer to filling a crucial position in its ally's capital.
Still No US Ambassador in South Korea
One Belt, One Road, One Korea?
February 10, 2018
One Belt, One Road, One Korea?
Together, China’s Belt and Road and South Korea’s Eurasia Initiative could help pave the path to peace on the peninsula.
One Belt, One Road, One Korea?
South Korea’s PyeongChang Moment
February 08, 2018
South Korea’s PyeongChang Moment
Beyond inter-Korea relations, the Olympics are an opportunity to boost South Korea's global image and economy.
South Korea’s PyeongChang Moment
North Korea Diplomacy and the Winter Olympics
February 07, 2018
North Korea Diplomacy and the Winter Olympics
North Korea's upcoming Olympics appearance is both an opportunity and a challenge for South Korea, Japan, and the U.S.
North Korea Diplomacy and the Winter Olympics
What Do Younger South Koreans Think of North Korea?
February 02, 2018
What Do Younger South Koreans Think of North Korea?
Moon's administration seems to have overestimated the young generation's appetite for outreach to North Korea.
What Do Younger South Koreans Think of North Korea?
Russia's Relationship With North Korea: It's Complicated
February 01, 2018
Russia's Relationship With North Korea: It's Complicated
Contrary to popular belief, Russia's approach to the Korea crisis is not entirely motivated by bad blood with the U.S.
Russia's Relationship With North Korea: It's Complicated
Confronting Korea’s Censored Discourse on Comfort Women
January 31, 2018
Confronting Korea’s Censored Discourse on Comfort Women
Controversy over the comfort women is partly rooted in a Manichean worldview dividing people into innocents and oppressors.
Confronting Korea’s Censored Discourse on Comfort Women
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