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South Korea's Moon Jae-in to Visit China Next Week
December 08, 2017
South Korea's Moon Jae-in to Visit China Next Week
Moon's first trip to China will accelerate rapprochement between Beijing and Seoul following their understanding on THAAD.
South Korea's Moon Jae-in to Visit China Next Week
Top UN Official to Visit North Korea
December 06, 2017
Top UN Official to Visit North Korea
The UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs will visit North Korea in a rare visit.
Top UN Official to Visit North Korea
The Strongest Weapon Against Kim Jong-un: 'Nose Cards'
December 02, 2017
The Strongest Weapon Against Kim Jong-un: 'Nose Cards'
Former North Korean diplomat Thae Yong-ho reveals how outside cultural influence works against the Kim regime.
The Strongest Weapon Against Kim Jong-un: 'Nose Cards'
North Korea's Latest Missile Test and South Korea's Response
December 02, 2017
North Korea's Latest Missile Test and South Korea's Response
A look at the implications for the U.S.-South Korea alliance, and for Seoul itself.
North Korea's Latest Missile Test and South Korea's Response
South Korea’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympics at a Crossroads
November 28, 2017
South Korea’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympics at a Crossroads
The lack of recent launches from North Korea has raised the South's hopes for an “Olympic for Peace."
South Korea’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympics at a Crossroads
Uzbekistan: A Key to South Korea's Central Asia Strategy
November 28, 2017
Uzbekistan: A Key to South Korea's Central Asia Strategy
Uzbek President Mirziyoyev’s state visit was a nod to South Korea’s growing role in the region.
Uzbekistan: A Key to South Korea's Central Asia Strategy
North Korean Soldier Makes Dramatic Defection Across the DMZ
November 25, 2017
North Korean Soldier Makes Dramatic Defection Across the DMZ
South Korea’s loudspeaker broadcasting system, pumping K-Pop northward, may have played a role in the man’s defection.
North Korean Soldier Makes Dramatic Defection Across the DMZ
US Designates North Korea as State Sponsor of Terrorism
November 21, 2017
US Designates North Korea as State Sponsor of Terrorism
The symbolic move is aimed at putting additional pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program.
US Designates North Korea as State Sponsor of Terrorism
South Korea’s Race to Space Is Lagging Behind
November 20, 2017
South Korea’s Race to Space Is Lagging Behind
The Moon administration needs to give its full support to South Korea's space program.
South Korea’s Race to Space Is Lagging Behind
South Korea and China Make Amends. What Now?
November 18, 2017
South Korea and China Make Amends. What Now?
Shortly after Trump came to South Korea, President Moon met with China's top leaders, solidifying a thaw in relations.
South Korea and China Make Amends. What Now?
The View From Seoul: Trump’s Visit and the 'Illusion of Achievement'
November 10, 2017
The View From Seoul: Trump’s Visit and the 'Illusion of Achievement'
Beneath the positive headlines, Trump's visit reinforced South Korea's U.S. dilemma.
The View From Seoul: Trump’s Visit and the 'Illusion of Achievement'
Can South Korea Jumpstart Job Creation?
November 10, 2017
Can South Korea Jumpstart Job Creation?
South Korea unveils its five-year plan for creating jobs, but will it be enough?
Can South Korea Jumpstart Job Creation?
China’s First Olive Branch to South Korea?
November 10, 2017
China’s First Olive Branch to South Korea?
After a breakthrough on the THAAD dispute, a group of 3,000 Chinese tourists is planning a trip to Seoul.
China’s First Olive Branch to South Korea?
What Does North Korean Intelligence Make of Trump's Tweets?
November 04, 2017
What Does North Korean Intelligence Make of Trump's Tweets?
What North Korea’s intelligence community may be whispering to Kim Jong-un about U.S. intentions.
What Does North Korean Intelligence Make of Trump's Tweets?
South Korea Goes From One Presidential Scandal to Another
November 03, 2017
South Korea Goes From One Presidential Scandal to Another
Renewed scrutiny into the scandals of Lee Myung-bak could mean another South Korean ex-president facing jail time.
South Korea Goes From One Presidential Scandal to Another
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
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