January 30, 2015
Lee Myung-bak: North Korea Sought Inter-Korea Summit Meeting 5 Times
By Tae-jun Kang
May 19, 2012
South Korea’s Bumpy Election Year
The surprise poll win by the ruling Saenuri Party has put Park Geun-hye in the driver’s seat for the presidential election. But seven months is a very long time in Korean politics.
May 06, 2012
South Korea’s New Beef with U.S.
The announcement of a new case of mad cow disease in U.S. beef has sparked protests. But they say as much about mistrust of any ally than about food safety.
April 22, 2012
South Korea’s unveiling of the Hyunmu-3C cruise missile on April 19 was a big put-down for North Korea.
April 17, 2012
Korea: A Model for Southeast Asia?
South Korea’s accomplishments extend beyond its economic growth. Its political shift from authoritarian rule to a vibrant democracy could be a model for some ASEAN countries.
April 14, 2012
Pendulum Swings in South Korea
South Korea’s ruling Saenuri Party pulled off a surprise victory in this week’s National Assembly elections. The contest offered some insights into the changing face of politics there.
March 22, 2012
Singh Goes to Seoul
As Manmohan Singh prepares to visit South Korea, it’s worth asking why India hasn’t pursued stronger ties.
March 22, 2012
China’s Next Flashpoint?
A dispute with South Korea over a remote reef has prompted a tense exchange of words between the two countries. There could be more to come.
January 28, 2012
Why Beijing-Seoul Ties So Fraught
North Korea looms over ties between China and South Korea. Indeed, the future of the North Korean regime goes to the very heart of longstanding tensions.
October 28, 2011
North Korea’s Clumsy Assassins
News last month that an alleged North Korean spy tried to kill an anti-Pyongyang activist is a reminder that Kim Jong-il’s spies are active. But some say the attacks aren’t what they used to be.
September 26, 2011
2012 – Ripe for a Flashpoint
With a series of elections and other events in Asia-Pacific next year, there’s plenty of room for tensions to boil over.
July 08, 2011
Korea Talks Tactical Nukes
South Korean politicians are discussing the possibility of redeploying tactical nuclear weapons. Could it happen?