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Decoding Davos: The Divergent Agendas of Xi Jinping, Moon Jae-in, and Suga Yoshihide
February 02, 2021

Decoding Davos: The Divergent Agendas of Xi Jinping, Moon Jae-in, and Suga Yoshihide

By Duncan Bartlett
How the leaders of China, South Korea, and Japan revealed their differing ambitions during their speeches to the World Economic Forum.

President Moon Is Still Hopeful for North Korea Talks
January 19, 2021

President Moon Is Still Hopeful for North Korea Talks

By Mitch Shin
In a press conference on Monday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed his wish to resume talks with North Korea – including hosting Kim Jong Un in Seoul.
How Biden Can Navigate a New Era in South Korean Politics
January 15, 2021

How Biden Can Navigate a New Era in South Korean Politics

By Brian Kim
The future of U.S.-ROK relations depends on the United States understanding the priorities of South Korea’s now-dominant liberals.

South Korea’s Moon Lays Out Agenda for the Remainder of His Term
January 14, 2021

South Korea’s Moon Lays Out Agenda for the Remainder of His Term

By Troy Stangarone
President Moon Jae-in’s New Year’s Address reveals the focus for his last full year in office. Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 recovery tops the list.

Blue House Reshuffles Cabinet in Bid to Protect Moon’s Approval Ratings
January 07, 2021

Blue House Reshuffles Cabinet in Bid to Protect Moon’s Approval Ratings

By Mitch Shin
With Moon’s approval ratings declining gradually, two of his senior cabinet members have been replaced.

South Korea’s Prosecutor General Wins Another Court Battle Against the Government
December 29, 2020

South Korea’s Prosecutor General Wins Another Court Battle Against the Government

By Mitch Shin
The court ruled that Yoon Seok-youl can resume his seat, even though the president authorized suspending him for two months.

Japan-South Korea: The Limits of Outreach Without Trust
December 18, 2020

Japan-South Korea: The Limits of Outreach Without Trust

By Kimura Kan
Recent diplomatic activity on the Korean side will only go so far in rebuilding relations.
Amid Free Speech Concerns, South Korea Bans Sending Leaflets Via Balloon to North Korea
December 15, 2020

Amid Free Speech Concerns, South Korea Bans Sending Leaflets Via Balloon to North Korea

By Associated Press
Pyongyang complained vociferously about the propaganda leaflets, sent by activists, before demolishing an inter-Korean liaison center earlier this year.

A Test of Japan–South Korea Relations
December 06, 2020

A Test of Japan–South Korea Relations

By Shin Kawashima
If the FOIP strategy is to succeed, the two countries have some work to do.

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?

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