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Lee Myung-bak: North Korea Sought Inter-Korea Summit Meeting 5 Times
January 30, 2015

Lee Myung-bak: North Korea Sought Inter-Korea Summit Meeting 5 Times

By Tae-jun Kang
In a new book, South Korea's former president goes into detail on inter-Korean relations during his time in office.
South Korea’s Bumpy Election Year
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

Korean Missile-Rattling

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.

Pendulum Swings in South Korea
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.

Singh Goes to Seoul
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.

China’s Next Flashpoint?
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.

Why Beijing-Seoul Ties So Fraught
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.

North Korea’s Clumsy Assassins
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.

2012 – Ripe for a Flashpoint
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.

Korea Talks Tactical Nukes
July 08, 2011

Korea Talks Tactical Nukes

South Korean politicians are discussing the possibility of redeploying tactical nuclear weapons. Could it happen?

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