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Export Controls, History, and Geopolitics: Making Sense of the Japan-South Korea Crisis
July 11, 2019
Export Controls, History, and Geopolitics: Making Sense of the Japan-South Korea Crisis
What’s at the core of rising Japan-South Korea tensions and what will it take for the two countries to walk back?
Export Controls, History, and Geopolitics: Making Sense of the Japan-South Korea Crisis
What Lies Ahead for South Korea’s Strategic Diversification Efforts?
July 11, 2019
What Lies Ahead for South Korea’s Strategic Diversification Efforts?
South Korean divestment from China is precisely what the Trump administration would like to see.
What Lies Ahead for South Korea’s Strategic Diversification Efforts?
South Korea’s Moon Denounces Japanese Comments Over Sanctions
July 10, 2019
South Korea’s Moon Denounces Japanese Comments Over Sanctions
Tensions between Seoul and Tokyo show no sign of abating as their governments continue to trade barbs.
South Korea’s Moon Denounces Japanese Comments Over Sanctions
South Korea’s Botched Handling of the Forced Labor Issue
July 09, 2019
South Korea’s Botched Handling of the Forced Labor Issue
The Moon Jae-in government’s claim of putting the victims first doesn’t stand scrutiny.
South Korea’s Botched Handling of the Forced Labor Issue
Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations
July 09, 2019
Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations
Tensions between Tokyo and Seoul show no signs of easing, with a political trade war escalating over historic grievances.
Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations
Japan-South Korea Spat Threatens to Morph Into Trade War
July 04, 2019
Japan-South Korea Spat Threatens to Morph Into Trade War
Japanese restrictions on high-tech exports to Korea are the latest manifestation of tensions linked to historical issues.
Japan-South Korea Spat Threatens to Morph Into Trade War
Japanese Tech Export Controls on South Korea?
July 02, 2019
Japanese Tech Export Controls on South Korea?
Japan seems to be taking a cue from the Trump administration.
Japanese Tech Export Controls on South Korea?
Japan-Korea Relations Could Get Worse Before They Get Better
June 26, 2019
Japan-Korea Relations Could Get Worse Before They Get Better
What will be the impact of the new wave of forced labor lawsuits in South Korea?
Japan-Korea Relations Could Get Worse Before They Get Better
Japan, South Korea Attempt to Push Forward Military Cooperation
June 12, 2019
Japan, South Korea Attempt to Push Forward Military Cooperation
A trilateral meeting of the Japanese, Korean, and U.S. defense ministers was a small step forward amid icy Japan-South Korea relations.
Japan, South Korea Attempt to Push Forward Military Cooperation
The Hanoi Summit and Japan-South Korea Relations
May 06, 2019
The Hanoi Summit and Japan-South Korea Relations
If it is to succeed, the denuclearization project will require some serious diplomacy.
The Hanoi Summit and Japan-South Korea Relations
South Korea and Japan: Where to From Here?
April 17, 2019
South Korea and Japan: Where to From Here?
Overconfidence brought disappointment, and could signal a new direction in relations.
South Korea and Japan: Where to From Here?
When Tokyo and Seoul Fight, a Complacent Washington Loses
March 26, 2019
When Tokyo and Seoul Fight, a Complacent Washington Loses
Bickering between Seoul and Tokyo plays directly into the hands of Pyongyang and Beijing.
When Tokyo and Seoul Fight, a Complacent Washington Loses
One South Korean Province Wants to Tag Japanese Firms as ‘War Criminals’
March 22, 2019
One South Korean Province Wants to Tag Japanese Firms as ‘War Criminals’
The move is short-sighted, given the importance of the Japan-South Korea relationship.
One South Korean Province Wants to Tag Japanese Firms as ‘War Criminals’
Echoes of 1919
March 08, 2019
Echoes of 1919
A centenary year has significant implications for the region.
Echoes of 1919
Rethinking Japan-South Korea Defense Relations
March 02, 2019
Rethinking Japan-South Korea Defense Relations
Both should recognize their common security agenda by initiating much closer bilateral defense and military technical cooperation.
Rethinking Japan-South Korea Defense Relations
Japan-South Korea Rupture Shakes Political Balance in Northeast Asia
February 19, 2019
Japan-South Korea Rupture Shakes Political Balance in Northeast Asia
A recent maritime incident puts the relationship at a crossroads.
Japan-South Korea Rupture Shakes Political Balance in Northeast Asia
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