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Is it Time for South Korea to Regain Wartime Operational Control?
October 20, 2017

Is it Time for South Korea to Regain Wartime Operational Control?

By Hyunmin Michael Kang
President Moon’s recent remarks sparked fierce debate on retrieving South Korea’s wartime operational control from the United States.

Bombers and Missiles Show Limits of US Responses to North Korean ICBM Tests
August 03, 2017

Bombers and Missiles Show Limits of US Responses to North Korean ICBM Tests

By Steven Stashwick
North Korean missiles show increasing capability while U.S. responses remain static.
Would North Korea Risk the Death of 10,000 Chinese Citizens to Capture Seoul?
May 04, 2017

Would North Korea Risk the Death of 10,000 Chinese Citizens to Capture Seoul?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A Second Korean War would inevitably lead to Chinese civilian casualties.

What Would the Second Korean War Look Like?
April 19, 2017

What Would the Second Korean War Look Like?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first 24 hours of war on the Korean peninsula could cost hundreds of thousands of lives.

Deterring Pyongyang: US, South Korea Conclude Military Exercise
March 28, 2017

Deterring Pyongyang: US, South Korea Conclude Military Exercise

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The United States and South Korea finished the 2017 iteration of their annual Foal Eagle exercise on March 23.

South Korea Unveils New Elite Unit of Marines
March 24, 2016

South Korea Unveils New Elite Unit of Marines

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The unit’s main task is to carry out special operations inside North Korea in the event of war.

Largest Ever US-Korea Military Drill Focuses on Striking North Korea’s Leadership
March 08, 2016

Largest Ever US-Korea Military Drill Focuses on Striking North Korea’s Leadership

By Franz-Stefan Gady
South Korea and the U.S. kicked off the annual Key Resolve and Foal Eagle military exercises this Monday.
Knife Attack Hospitalizes US Ambassador to South Korea
March 06, 2015

Knife Attack Hospitalizes US Ambassador to South Korea

By Shannon Tiezzi
The alleged attacker said he was seeking Korean unification.

US Boosts Naval Diplomacy in NE Asia
July 17, 2014

US Boosts Naval Diplomacy in NE Asia

By Zachary Keck
The U.S. Navy and Marines are engaging in a series of drills with South Korea and Japan in the coming weeks.

Why Did North Korea Build Nukes While South Korea Foreswore Them?
May 10, 2014

Why Did North Korea Build Nukes While South Korea Foreswore Them?

By Zachary Keck
The conventional military balance on the Korean Peninsula best explains North and South Korea’s nuclear trajectories.

The Relevance of the South Korea-US Alliance
April 14, 2014

The Relevance of the South Korea-US Alliance

By John Power
Given South Korea’s economic transformation, how important is the presence of U.S. troops today?
What to Make of North Korea
April 11, 2013

What to Make of North Korea

What does North Korea hope to achieve? Looking at DPRK goals, interests and aspirations could help.

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