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South Korea and Japan Continue to Struggle to Bridge Their Differences
November 11, 2020

South Korea and Japan Continue to Struggle to Bridge Their Differences

By Troy Stangarone
A spate of recent exchanges could be seen as an accomplishment in and of itself, but there has been little concrete progress toward a solution on the forced labor issue.

Moon’s Plan for Inter-Korean Relations Is Actually 40 Years Old
October 23, 2020

Moon’s Plan for Inter-Korean Relations Is Actually 40 Years Old

By Dylan Stent
No South Korean president in the last 38 years has trodden outside the elite blueprint for interacting with North Korea.
What Do South Koreans Think of Their Government’s COVID-19 Response?
October 07, 2020

What Do South Koreans Think of Their Government’s COVID-19 Response?

By Timothy S. Rich, Madelynn Einhorn, Andi Dahmer, and Isabel Eliassen
Early on, South Korea was touted as a model of COVID-19 containment. Does the public still approve of the government’s approach?

Kim Jong Un Apologizes Over Shooting Death of South Korean
September 25, 2020

Kim Jong Un Apologizes Over Shooting Death of South Korean

By Associated Press
South Korean officials said the North Korean leader had issued a rare apology, likely to de-escalate tensions after the shocking incident.

South Korea President Stresses Peace, Inclusiveness, and Multilateralism at UN
September 23, 2020

South Korea President Stresses Peace, Inclusiveness, and Multilateralism at UN

By Kyle Ferrier
Moon Jae-in’s speech centered on COVID-19 and its many challenges, but also touched on the North Korea conundrum.

Scott Snyder on Trump, South Korea, and ‘America-First’ Alliance Policy
August 19, 2020

Scott Snyder on Trump, South Korea, and ‘America-First’ Alliance Policy

By Shannon Tiezzi
"One dismisses the president’s longstanding beliefs that allies such as South Korea are free riders at one’s own peril."

South Korea’s President, Democratic Party Lose Momentum Amid Real Estate Market Turmoil
August 13, 2020

South Korea’s President, Democratic Party Lose Momentum Amid Real Estate Market Turmoil

By Tae-jun Kang
For the first time in nearly four years, the conservative party has notched a higher approval rating than the DPK.
How Green Is South Korea’s Green New Deal?
August 12, 2020

How Green Is South Korea’s Green New Deal?

By Sam Macdonald
Like many of Seoul’s previous environmental plans, corporate interests seem to be overshadowing those of the environment.

A ‘Shoe Revolution’ in South Korea?
July 25, 2020

A ‘Shoe Revolution’ in South Korea?

By Tae-jun Kang
Why are South Korean protesters throwing shoes into the air? 

Has the Time Come to Amend South Korea’s Constitution?
July 24, 2020

Has the Time Come to Amend South Korea’s Constitution?

By Erik Mobrand
The challenge of constitutional reform is big, but that does not preclude major change in the public order under Moon.

South Korea Wants Another Trump-Kim Summit. Would It Be Worthwhile?
July 07, 2020

South Korea Wants Another Trump-Kim Summit. Would It Be Worthwhile?

By Dan DePetris
What could another summit accomplish at this point?
Seoul Doubles Down on North Korea Gambit With National Security Reshuffle
July 06, 2020

Seoul Doubles Down on North Korea Gambit With National Security Reshuffle

By Tae-jun Kang
Moon Jae-in has put figures with long histories of engaging North Korea into top foreign policy and national security posts.

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