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Which Yoon Should Biden Expect at the Upcoming South Korea-US Summit? 
May 17, 2022

Which Yoon Should Biden Expect at the Upcoming South Korea-US Summit? 

By Gi-Wook Shin and Kelsi Caywood
Yoon has been compared to Biden’s own nemesis, Donald Trump, but he is far from a political iconoclast.

South Korea Can Do More in the Battle Against COVID-19
May 16, 2022

South Korea Can Do More in the Battle Against COVID-19

By Troy Stangarone
For all its success at home, South Korea has been less forthcoming with donations during the pandemic.
South Korea’s New Government Looks to Reinvigorate Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral
May 11, 2022

South Korea’s New Government Looks to Reinvigorate Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral

By Eunil Cho
New President Yoon Suk-yeol has been clear about his intentions. Putting rhetoric into practice will prove more difficult, but not impossible.

Wary of Policy Shift, China Reaches out to South Korea’s New President
May 10, 2022

Wary of Policy Shift, China Reaches out to South Korea’s New President

By Shannon Tiezzi
Beijing is showing its sunny side, in hopes of convincing Yoon Suk-yeol that cooperation is a better choice than the hard line he embraced on the campaign trail.

At Inauguration, Yoon Suk-yeol Shows Old-School Approach to North Korea
May 10, 2022

At Inauguration, Yoon Suk-yeol Shows Old-School Approach to North Korea

By Mitch Shin
During his inauguration speech, South Korea’s new president floated the possibility of providing economic packages to Pyongyang in return for denuclearization.

K-Dramas Resurrect Long-Buried Memories in Vietnam
May 10, 2022

K-Dramas Resurrect Long-Buried Memories in Vietnam

By Travis Vincent
Obsessed with South Korean dramas, Vietnamese youths are oblivious to the atrocities committed by Korean soldiers during the Vietnam War. But their elders remember.

Moon Jae-In: South Korea’s Merkel?
May 09, 2022

Moon Jae-In: South Korea’s Merkel?

By Thomas Chan and Seong Hyeon Choi
Both leaders believed that economics and energy concerns locked their countries into a path of appeasing threatening neighbors.
Pyongyang Pays South Korean Citizens in Crypto to Sell Military Secrets
May 09, 2022

Pyongyang Pays South Korean Citizens in Crypto to Sell Military Secrets

By Jason Bartlett
Cryptocurrency is not only a financial asset to steal and launder, but also a lucrative tool to help fund global espionage and recruit foreign agents.

Japan’s Foreign Minister to Attend South Korean President’s Inauguration
May 07, 2022

Japan’s Foreign Minister to Attend South Korean President’s Inauguration

By Mari Yamaguchi
The decision to send Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa to Seoul signals Japan’s willingness to improve dialogue with South Korea. President-elect Yoon has made similar overtures.

How Will South Korea’s New President Approach Russia’s Ukraine Invasion?
May 07, 2022

How Will South Korea’s New President Approach Russia’s Ukraine Invasion?

By Andrew Yeo
Taking a stand on the Ukraine crisis will bring both opportunities and risk for the incoming Yoon administration.

Has Moon Jae-in’s North Korea Peace Process Failed?
May 04, 2022

Has Moon Jae-in’s North Korea Peace Process Failed?

By Mitch Shin
Conservatives – including President-elect Yoon – argue that the initiative damaged the South Korea-U.S. alliance. But would South Korea really have been better off without President Moon’s peace process?
Will BTS Join the Real Army?
May 03, 2022

Will BTS Join the Real Army?

By Brandon Valeriano and Aleydis Nissen
BTS joining the Korean military is a compulsory obligation, one with increased meaning as tension builds on the Korean Peninsula and around the world.

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