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Moon Jae-In: South Korea’s Merkel?
May 09, 2022

Moon Jae-In: South Korea’s Merkel?

By Thomas Chan and Seong Hyeon Choi
Both leaders believed that economics and energy concerns locked their countries into a path of appeasing threatening neighbors.

Has Moon Jae-in’s North Korea Peace Process Failed?
May 04, 2022

Has Moon Jae-in’s North Korea Peace Process Failed?

By Mitch Shin
Conservatives – including President-elect Yoon – argue that the initiative damaged the South Korea-U.S. alliance. But would South Korea really have been better off without President Moon’s peace process?
Moon and Kim Exchange Letters Amid Frozen Inter-Korea Relations
April 22, 2022

Moon and Kim Exchange Letters Amid Frozen Inter-Korea Relations

By Mitch Shin
Less than three weeks before Moon Jae-in leaves office, the leaders of the two Koreas exchanged hand-written letters talking up the efforts of the peace process.

Do South Koreans Support a Peace Treaty With the North?
April 06, 2022

Do South Koreans Support a Peace Treaty With the North?

By Timothy S. Rich
A recent survey finds a majority of Koreans approve of the idea -- even among supporters of President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol.

In Trilateral Talks, Japan, South Korea, US Reaffirm Alliance on North Korea
February 14, 2022

In Trilateral Talks, Japan, South Korea, US Reaffirm Alliance on North Korea

By Mitch Shin
The three countries emphasized the importance of the alliance to cope with North Korea’s missile tests while urging Pyongyang to renew dialogue.

With His Term Coming to a Close, Moon Reiterates Importance of Peace Process on Korean Peninsula
February 10, 2022

With His Term Coming to a Close, Moon Reiterates Importance of Peace Process on Korean Peninsula

By Mitch Shin
In an interview with news agencies of OANA, South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed his hope for the U.S. and North Korea to renew talks.

South Korea’s Shift Away From Reunification Is a Bad Sign for the Korean Peninsula
February 08, 2022

South Korea’s Shift Away From Reunification Is a Bad Sign for the Korean Peninsula

By Eunwoo Lee
South Koreans increasingly reject reunification with the North amid intensifying hostility and indifference. But inter-Korean relations that prioritize economic ties over reconciliation easily fall prey to global geopolitics.
Biden Must Recalibrate Policy on North Korea
February 01, 2022

Biden Must Recalibrate Policy on North Korea

By Mitch Shin
North Korea is not testing missiles in a bid to entice the U.S. into talks. Pyongyang is honing its missile arsenal as a goal in and of itself.

What Does Agreement ‘in Principle’ on an End-of-War Declaration Mean?
December 15, 2021

What Does Agreement ‘in Principle’ on an End-of-War Declaration Mean?

By Mitch Shin
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the U.S., China, and North Korea have agreed to officially end the Korean War “in principle,” but can he initiate the proposal?

What Would an End-of-War Declaration for the Korean Peninsula Actually Mean?
December 03, 2021

What Would an End-of-War Declaration for the Korean Peninsula Actually Mean?

By Sukjoon Yoon
Several countries will be impacted by an end-of-war declaration, and the extent of the impact is poorly understood – but likely to be quite limited.

Moon’s Inter-Korea Peace Process Deadlocked in China-US Tensions
November 23, 2021

Moon’s Inter-Korea Peace Process Deadlocked in China-US Tensions

By Mitch Shin
U.S. President Joe Biden has opened the possibility of a diplomatic boycott for the Beijing Winter Olympics, potentially killing the final hope the Moon administration had to see productive results.
South Korea Expects to Make Big Announcement on ‘End-of-War’ Declaration
November 16, 2021

South Korea Expects to Make Big Announcement on ‘End-of-War’ Declaration

By Mitch Shin
South Korea and the U.S. have shown different views on the timing and sequence of an end-of-war declaration, but Seoul implies that significant progress has been made.

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