October 24, 2019
The United States Needs Japan and South Korea to Make Up
By Ellen Swicord
For Washington, resumed cooperation between its two most important Northeast Asian allies is a core interest.
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.
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.
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.
September 10, 2019
GSOMIA and the Shadow of ‘Lee-Myung-Park-Geun-Hye’
By Brian Kim
A tale of political revenge?
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.