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South Korea’s F-35A Fighters to Achieve Initial Operating Capability This Month
December 13, 2019

South Korea’s F-35A Fighters to Achieve Initial Operating Capability This Month

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Republic of Korea Air Force is expected to declare initial operating capability for its first batch of F-35As on December 17.

How Much Is the US-South Korea Alliance Worth?
December 12, 2019

How Much Is the US-South Korea Alliance Worth?

By Kyle Ferrier
If the Trump administration is going to insist on putting a dollar value on the costs of the alliance, it should also consider the gains in monetary terms.
Japan-South Korea Ties on Ice Until Bilateral Trade Meeting
December 06, 2019

Japan-South Korea Ties on Ice Until Bilateral Trade Meeting

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan and South Korea’s relationship hangs on a thread until talks resume at a high-level policy meeting later this month.

Korea Wakes up to the Deadly Consequences of Spy Cams and Cyberbullying
December 03, 2019

Korea Wakes up to the Deadly Consequences of Spy Cams and Cyberbullying

By Jenna Gibson
Three high-profile deaths in Korea reignite discussions around privacy, prosecution, and mental health.

What Hides Behind South Korean Cryptocurrency Regulation Policy?
November 30, 2019

What Hides Behind South Korean Cryptocurrency Regulation Policy?

By Valentin Voloshchak
The opposition criticizes the government’s stance toward the ICO problem, but it’s far from obvious whether they have an alternate policy.

Is This the Next Baby Shark-Like Phenom?
November 30, 2019

Is This the Next Baby Shark-Like Phenom?

By Tae-jun Kang
South Korea has a new mega-hit cartoon character: Pengsoo the giant penguin.

South Korean Conservatives, Seeking a Rebrand, Look to Media Mogul
November 28, 2019

South Korean Conservatives, Seeking a Rebrand, Look to Media Mogul

By Tae-jun Kang
Former lawmaker Hong Jung-wook was seen as an attractive potential leader, but then a drug scandal ensnared his family.
Japan, South Korea Scramble Fighter Jets Against 2 Russian Strategic Bombers
November 27, 2019

Japan, South Korea Scramble Fighter Jets Against 2 Russian Strategic Bombers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The two Russian bombers and escort aircraft were conducting a 10-hour flight over the Sea of Japan and East China Sea.

South Korea Will Keeps Its Military Intelligence Pact With Japan – For Now
November 23, 2019

South Korea Will Keeps Its Military Intelligence Pact With Japan – For Now

By Associated Press
Seoul had threatened to withdraw from the agreement amid bilateral tensions with Tokyo.

A Cost-Sharing Conundrum for South Korea and Japan
November 22, 2019

A Cost-Sharing Conundrum for South Korea and Japan

By Jonathan Stutte
Exorbitant demands from the Trump administration put the already fragile Japan-Korea-U.S. security alliance at risk.

The Trouble With Resuming Mount Kumgang Tourism
November 21, 2019

The Trouble With Resuming Mount Kumgang Tourism

By Saeme Kim
Pyongyang’s move to demolish South Korean facilities has Seoul in a bind, but jumping to restart cooperation would be unwise.
South Korea Faces Major Decision Over Military Pact With Japan
November 21, 2019

South Korea Faces Major Decision Over Military Pact With Japan

By Associated Press
A look at the General Security of Military Intelligence Agreement, or GSOMIA, which expires on Saturday unless Seoul renews it.

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