August 26, 2020
The US-South Korea Alliance and the China Factor
By Clint Work
In the current context of U.S.-China competition, Washington’s strategic preferences and Seoul’s search for greater autonomy are clashing.
August 21, 2020
South Korea Seeks to Boost China Ties, With an Eye Toward North Korea
By Gabriela Bernal
The Moon administration may be looking to restart momentum in China-South Korea relations, starting with a long-delayed summit.
May 29, 2020
On Hong Kong, South Korea Is Caught Between China and US
By Tae-jun Kang
The Hong Kong issue is adding urgency to South Korea’s need for a new balancing strategy between the U.S. and China.
October 30, 2019
Did South Korea’s Three Noes Matter? Not So Much.
By Troy Stangarone
Assessing the impact of the 2017 agreement to end China’s economic coercion over THAAD.
August 14, 2019
The South Korea-Japan Trade Conflict: Cui Bono?
By Sukjoon Yoon
South Korea, Japan, and the US are all damaged by the conflict. China, however, stands to gain.
June 18, 2019
Xi Jinping Is (Finally) Visiting North Korea
By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi will make his first trip to Pyongyang later this week.
May 31, 2019
China’s Changing Role on the Korean Peninsula
By Sukjoon Yoon
It is striking that China’s policies are so clearly ill-adapted to the changing situation on the Korean Peninsula.
June 19, 2018
China-North Korea Relations After the Trump-Kim Summit
By Xie Tao
A historical perspective on what US-North Korea rapprochement means for China.
May 02, 2018
Tokyo to Host 7th China-South Korea-Japan Trilateral Summit
By Ankit Panda
The trilateral Northeast Asian summit will meet for the first time since 2015, with a focus on North Korea.
April 27, 2018
South Korea’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Dilemma
By Jaechun Kim
FOIP presents a dilemma to the Moon government, which is treading on a tightrope between the U.S. and China.
April 21, 2018
Is the US-South Korea Alliance in Trouble?
By Patrick Monaghan
Recent trends suggest that U.S.-South Korea relations are increasingly strained.
February 27, 2018
China-South Korea Relations: A Delicate Détente
By Kristian McGuire
The thaw in relations is not going to last long.