October 15, 2021
Deciphering Kim Jong Un’s Second Policy Speech
By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
A familiar mix of hard and soft tactics.
September 23, 2021
At UN, Moon Again Calls for Declaration to End the Korean War
By Mitch Shin
Moon wants to lead cooperation among neighboring countries to tackle Korean Peninsula issues, but there is little interest from the other parties.
September 21, 2021
Anti-China Sentiment and South Korea’s Presidential Race
By Thomas Chan and Seong Hyeon Choi
How will souring perceptions of China affect South Korea’s next election and its future foreign policy?
August 13, 2021
The Quest for Strategic Balance and South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Conundrum
By Wongi Choe
Seoul is walking a fine line, carefully calibrating its cooperation with U.S. initiatives in the Indo-Pacific.
August 10, 2021
Kim Joon-hyung on How Seoul Can Lead Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula
By Mitch Shin
The Diplomat’s Mitch Shin interviews Dr. Kim Joon-hyung, chancellor of Korea National Diplomatic Academy, on the Korean peace process.
July 07, 2021
What the Next South Korean President Can Learn From Moon’s Diplomatic Challenge
By Jong Eun Lee
Every president will face the exact same difficulty: To advance North Korea policy, Seoul needs to have all the main players on its side.
June 29, 2021
South Korea’s New Southern Policy: The Indonesia Dimension
By Noto Suoneto
President Moon's policy seems tailor-made for Indonesia, but much more can be done to improve the relationship between the two nations.
June 04, 2021
Can South Korea Keep up its Momentum on Climate after the P4G Seoul Summit?
By Kyle Ferrier
South Korea has a chance to close the gap between rhetoric and action on climate change.
May 28, 2021
How the Biden-Moon Summit Reset the South Korea-US Alliance
By Sukjoon Yoon
Both the U.S. and South Korea made compromises that could have long-term ramifications for the region's geopolitical balance.
May 24, 2021
Biden Pulls South Korea Closer in Alignment With US Indo-Pacific Strategy
By Gabriela Bernal
The Indo-Pacific focus of the Biden-Moon joint statement was notable.
May 06, 2021
Moon’s Prosecutor Pick Puts Reform Efforts Back in the Spotlight
By Jenna Gibson
Kim Oh-soo, the nominee for prosecutor general, is a strong supporter of President Moon's controversial prosecution reform plan.
May 01, 2021
South Korea’s Political Pendulum Swings Again
By Youngmi Kim
The “old boys” are back after April 7 by-elections in Seoul and Busan.