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What Are the Implications of South Korea’s Decision to Send a Naval Unit to the Strait of Hormuz?
January 28, 2020

What Are the Implications of South Korea’s Decision to Send a Naval Unit to the Strait of Hormuz?

By Hae Won Jeong
The U.S. and the Gulf states welcome the decision; Iran is vexed; and Korean public opinion remains polarized.

‘Five Eyes’ Countries Eye Expanded Cooperation Amid North Korea Challenges
January 28, 2020

‘Five Eyes’ Countries Eye Expanded Cooperation Amid North Korea Challenges

By Ankit Panda
The scope of the cooperation may extend beyond North Korea’s ballistic missiles.
The Human Costs of Peace in Korea
January 24, 2020

The Human Costs of Peace in Korea

By Eun A Jo
As Moon doubles down on his peace initiative, North Korean refugees will face greater challenges in the South.

Parsing the Economic Damage From the Japan-South Korea Dispute
January 24, 2020

Parsing the Economic Damage From the Japan-South Korea Dispute

By Troy Stangarone
Recent data indicate the overall damage was limited, but that could change if we see another round of escalation.

Who Is Behind K-pop’s Viral Choreography?
January 23, 2020

Who Is Behind K-pop’s Viral Choreography?

By Layne Vandenberg
The minds behind K-pop dance choreography, one of K-pop’s most iconic features, deserve formal recognition. 

The Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak Hits Korea
January 23, 2020

The Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak Hits Korea

By Tae-jun Kang
A new virus from China is affecting South Korea economically and politically.

Moon Jae-in Is Serious About Inter-Korean Cooperation
January 17, 2020

Moon Jae-in Is Serious About Inter-Korean Cooperation

By Saeme Kim
Moon is intent on pushing ahead with North-South cooperation, but he needs to remain cognizant of the risks.
South Korea’s Moon Could Seek Exemption of UN Sanctions on North Korea
January 15, 2020

South Korea’s Moon Could Seek Exemption of UN Sanctions on North Korea

By Associated Press
"If exceptions from U.N. sanctions are necessary for South-North cooperation, I think we can make efforts for that," Moon said.

South Korea Plans for Uncertainty as US-Iran Tensions Rise
January 08, 2020

South Korea Plans for Uncertainty as US-Iran Tensions Rise

By Jenna Gibson
The assassination of Soleimani has South Korea scrambling to balance its ties between the U.S. and Iran.

South Korea Works to Bring Cryptocurrency Into the Mainstream
January 03, 2020

South Korea Works to Bring Cryptocurrency Into the Mainstream

By Troy Stangarone
After an early wave of public enthusiasm, South Korea's government is taking steps to regulate crypto assets.

What New Weapons Systems Will the Indo-Pacific See in 2020?
December 31, 2019

What New Weapons Systems Will the Indo-Pacific See in 2020?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Indo-Pacific nations will continue upgrading their armed forces and procure a host of new military platforms in 2020.
South Korean Court Rejects Arrest of Ex-Justice Minister
December 28, 2019

South Korean Court Rejects Arrest of Ex-Justice Minister

By Associated Press
Cho Kuk avoids arrest as an investigation continues, but the court made clear the allegations against him are “not good.”

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