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A Cost-Sharing Conundrum for South Korea and Japan
November 22, 2019

A Cost-Sharing Conundrum for South Korea and Japan

By Jonathan Stutte
Exorbitant demands from the Trump administration put the already fragile Japan-Korea-U.S. security alliance at risk.

South Korea-ASEAN Summitry Will Spotlight Moon’s New Southern Policy
November 20, 2019

South Korea-ASEAN Summitry Will Spotlight Moon’s New Southern Policy

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A series of commemorative events highlight the prominent place that the Moon administration has been giving to Southeast Asia within its foreign policy.
Moon Jae-in at the Halfway Mark
November 14, 2019

Moon Jae-in at the Halfway Mark

By Kyle Ferrier
Moon has laid the groundwork of his ambitious policy agenda, yet plenty of work still lies ahead.

Don’t Lose Sight of Under-the-Hood Changes to South Korea’s Defense Posture
November 13, 2019

Don’t Lose Sight of Under-the-Hood Changes to South Korea’s Defense Posture

By Brad Glosserman and S. Paul Choi
South Korea’s defense posture is undergoing important and underappreciated changes, which bear on its alliance with the United States.

Did South Korea Just Copy North Korean Fashion?
October 25, 2019

Did South Korea Just Copy North Korean Fashion?

By Tae-jun Kang
Controversy over new palace uniforms hints at deeper public discontent with the Moon administration's North Korea policy.

The United States Needs Japan and South Korea to Make Up
October 24, 2019

The United States Needs Japan and South Korea to Make Up

By Ellen Swicord
For Washington, resumed cooperation between its two most important Northeast Asian allies is a core interest.

South Korea’s Cho Kuk Saga Ends
October 16, 2019

South Korea’s Cho Kuk Saga Ends

By Jenna Gibson
Justice Minister Cho Kuk stepped down after months of controversy and weeks of protests.
South Korea Divided Over Nomination of Controversial Justice Minister
September 14, 2019

South Korea Divided Over Nomination of Controversial Justice Minister

By Tae-jun Kang
The polarization from Cho Kuk's nomination threatens to hang over Korean politics for a while.

The Mekong Dimension of South Korea’s New Southern Policy with ASEAN
September 11, 2019

The Mekong Dimension of South Korea’s New Southern Policy with ASEAN

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Moon administration is upping its focus on Mekong countries as part of its wider approach to Southeast Asia.

GSOMIA and the Shadow of ‘Lee-Myung-Park-Geun-Hye’
September 10, 2019

GSOMIA and the Shadow of ‘Lee-Myung-Park-Geun-Hye’

By Brian Kim
A tale of political revenge?

The Significance of South Korea’s Decision to Terminate an Intelligence-Sharing Pact With Japan
August 31, 2019

The Significance of South Korea’s Decision to Terminate an Intelligence-Sharing Pact With Japan

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
How will the end of GSOMIA affect Northeast Asian security? Also, how significant is the first U.S.-ASEAN maritime exercise?
There Will Be No Winner in the Japan-South Korea Dispute
August 20, 2019

There Will Be No Winner in the Japan-South Korea Dispute

By Sebastian Maslow and Paul O’Shea
The current dispute marks a clear break in both countries’ dealings with historical legacies.

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