Gender Norms and Women’s Double Burden in East Asia
By Jessica Shao and Yoolim Lee
South Korea, Japan, and China share similar issues with entrenched gender norms regarding childcare and employment, which are being reflected in their plunging birthrates.
What Was in the Now-Scrapped Inter-Korea Military Agreement?
By Soyoung Kim
What is the Comprehensive Military Agreement (CMA), why has it been scrapped, and what are the implications?
South Korea’s President Gets Royal Welcome on UK State Visit
By Jill Lawless
Yoon’s visit will focus on trade, technology, and defense, as London’s “Indo-Pacific tilt” meets Seoul’s “global pivot state” ambitions.
Seoul Warns North Korea Not to Launch Spy Satellite
By Hyung-jin Kim
South Korea hinted that the 2018 inter-Korean military deal could be suspended in response.
How the ‘Fab 4’ Can Bring Clarity to Semiconductor Supply Chains
By Jaemin Lee
It’s time for the alliance to break away from its feeble, ad hoc gatherings and help foster the type of predictability that industry needs.
This Week in Asia: November 17, 2023
The Diplomat’s weekly video round-up of Asia news.
What Do US Indo-Pacific Allies Think of the Biden-Xi Summit?
By Shannon Tiezzi
Views from Australia, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan.
South Korea’s Role in China-US Arms Control
By Hanbyeol Sohn
South Korea naturally sees an arms control agreement between the United States and China as a logical objective. However, the complication lies with North Korea.
South Korea, US Close Ranks on Global Issues During Blinken Visit
By Matthew Lee and Kim Tong-hyung
In talks with South Korea’s leadership, including President Yoon Suk-yeol, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed North Korea as well as the Israel-Gaza and Russia-Ukraine wars.
South Korea’s Ruling People Power Party Gears Up for Change Ahead of the 2024 General Election
By Eunwoo Lee
A major by-election defeat provided a wake-up call, yet intra-party rifts are hard to wish away.
Japan-South Korea Cooperation Amid Israel-Hamas Conflict Proves Benefits of Trilateral With US
By Evan Wright and Jessica A. Guarini
Coordination on evacuations of their citizens from the Middle East is a seemingly small but symbolically significant step for Tokyo and Seoul.
North Korea’s Nuclear Buildup Means Mutually Assured Destruction, Not Coercion
By Denny Roy
North Koreans have reasons to believe a large and highly survivable nuclear arsenal is necessary to deter the United States from attacking their country.