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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.

Foreign Ministers of China, Japan, South Korea Set to Meet Amid Seoul-Tokyo Tensions
August 18, 2019

Foreign Ministers of China, Japan, South Korea Set to Meet Amid Seoul-Tokyo Tensions

By Ankit Panda
Can the Northeast Asian trilateral leaders’ meeting materialize this year?
Moon Leaves the Door Open for Talks With Japan
August 16, 2019

Moon Leaves the Door Open for Talks With Japan

By Troy Stangarone
In his Liberation Day address, South Korea’s president extended an olive branch to Tokyo.

South Korea’s Africa Outreach
August 02, 2019

South Korea’s Africa Outreach

By R. Maxwell Bone and Matthew Minsoo Kim
Tracing South Korea’s approach to the continent under 4 presidents.

Japan’s Economic Sanctions on Korea: Part of a Phased Plan
July 19, 2019

Japan’s Economic Sanctions on Korea: Part of a Phased Plan

By Yuji Hosaka
Japan’s use of export controls against Seoul is part of a well-conceived retaliatory plan.

Concerns Rise Over South Korea’s Dual Labor Market
July 11, 2019

Concerns Rise Over South Korea’s Dual Labor Market

By Kyle Ferrier
Public sector contract workers went on strike to protest their unequal status -- and uneven government progress on the issue.
Export Controls, History, and Geopolitics: Making Sense of the Japan-South Korea Crisis
July 11, 2019

Export Controls, History, and Geopolitics: Making Sense of the Japan-South Korea Crisis

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
What’s at the core of rising Japan-South Korea tensions and what will it take for the two countries to walk back?

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