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South Korea in the Storm: Managing the US Alliance and North Korea
October 04, 2017
South Korea in the Storm: Managing the US Alliance and North Korea
Steven Denney returns to discuss the Moon Jae-in administration's acclimation to the North Korea threat.
South Korea in the Storm: Managing the US Alliance and North Korea
Attacking KORUS is Worse than Abandoning TPP
September 29, 2017
Attacking KORUS is Worse than Abandoning TPP
Retreating from the agreement would not only damage U.S.-ROK relations but impact key U.S. industries that have benefited from the deal.
Attacking KORUS is Worse than Abandoning TPP
South Korea's Heated Debate Over the Possibility of Tactical Nukes
September 22, 2017
South Korea's Heated Debate Over the Possibility of Tactical Nukes
The possible deployment of tactical nukes is a hot topic for the opposition in Seoul.
South Korea's Heated Debate Over the Possibility of Tactical Nukes
25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties: Did Beijing Give Seoul The Cold Shoulder?
August 25, 2017
25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties: Did Beijing Give Seoul The Cold Shoulder?
China and South Korea celebrated the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties without fanfare.
25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties: Did Beijing Give Seoul The Cold Shoulder?
North Korea Has Already Crossed Moon Jae-in's Red Line
August 18, 2017
North Korea Has Already Crossed Moon Jae-in's Red Line
The South Korean president's latest red line has already been transgressed by North Korea's Hwasong-14 missile.
North Korea Has Already Crossed Moon Jae-in's Red Line
Trump Is Undercutting America’s Allies and Strengthening China’s Hand
August 17, 2017
Trump Is Undercutting America’s Allies and Strengthening China’s Hand
Meanwhile, the Presidents of South Korea and Taiwan are trying to ride the tiger of Trumpian uncertainty .
Trump Is Undercutting America’s Allies and Strengthening China’s Hand
Lights Out for South Korea's Nuclear Export Ambitions
August 12, 2017
Lights Out for South Korea's Nuclear Export Ambitions
President Moon's decision to phase out nuclear energy will undercut South Korea's role in the global industry.
Lights Out for South Korea's Nuclear Export Ambitions
Will President Moon Repeat His Predecessors' Mistakes?
July 15, 2017
Will President Moon Repeat His Predecessors' Mistakes?
Moon, like other South Korean presidents, seems to have little use for his party post-election.
Will President Moon Repeat His Predecessors' Mistakes?
Learning From South Korea's Energy Breakthrough
July 12, 2017
Learning From South Korea's Energy Breakthrough
Public pressure is helping move South Korea away from coal and toward renewable energy.
Learning From South Korea's Energy Breakthrough
Chinese, South Korean Presidents Meet After North Korea ICBM Test
July 07, 2017
Chinese, South Korean Presidents Meet After North Korea ICBM Test
Predictably, North Korea and THAAD dominated the discussion.
Chinese, South Korean Presidents Meet After North Korea ICBM Test
The Turning Point for South Korean Democracy
June 27, 2017
The Turning Point for South Korean Democracy
South Korea's youth were famous for being politically apathetic. Not anymore.
The Turning Point for South Korean Democracy
3 Things to Know Before South Korea's Moon Jae-in Meets Trump
June 22, 2017
3 Things to Know Before South Korea's Moon Jae-in Meets Trump
In a telling interview, Moon previews what is likely to be a difficult meeting with the U.S. president.
3 Things to Know Before South Korea's Moon Jae-in Meets Trump
South Korea Stops THAAD: Strategic Misstep?
June 22, 2017
South Korea Stops THAAD: Strategic Misstep?
Insights from Soo Kim.
South Korea Stops THAAD: Strategic Misstep?
South Korea’s Chaebol Needn’t Fear Moon
June 19, 2017
South Korea’s Chaebol Needn’t Fear Moon
Despite campaign pledges, a precarious hold on parliament will make far-reaching reforms difficult to achieve.
South Korea’s Chaebol Needn’t Fear Moon
THAAD Illuminates Problems in South Korea’s Civil-Military Relations
June 16, 2017
THAAD Illuminates Problems in South Korea’s Civil-Military Relations
The THAAD dilemma reveals a deeper problem in South Korea: military influence over political decisions.
THAAD Illuminates Problems in South Korea’s Civil-Military Relations
The Moon Administration, 1 Month In
June 10, 2017
The Moon Administration, 1 Month In
How is South Korea's new president faring thus far?
The Moon Administration, 1 Month In
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