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How Far Can South Korea's Indigenous Defense Industry Go?
August 23, 2018

How Far Can South Korea's Indigenous Defense Industry Go?

By Robert Farley
Aerospace, in particular, presents both great upside and downside for South Korea.

A Season of North Korea Summits: The View from Beijing and Seoul
March 31, 2018

A Season of North Korea Summits: The View from Beijing and Seoul

By Clint Work
With a flurry of summits on the schedule, how do China and South Korea view North Korean diplomacy and the U.S. position?
South Korea Upgrades KF-16 Fighter Jets With Enhanced Situational Awareness Capability
February 22, 2018

South Korea Upgrades KF-16 Fighter Jets With Enhanced Situational Awareness Capability

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Republic of Korea Air Force K-16s will be upgraded with JHMCS II.

North Korean Soldier Makes Dramatic Defection Across the DMZ
November 25, 2017

North Korean Soldier Makes Dramatic Defection Across the DMZ

By Hyunmin Michael Kang
South Korea’s loudspeaker broadcasting system, pumping K-Pop northward, may have played a role in the man’s defection.

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.

Democracy vs North Korea
October 13, 2017

Democracy vs North Korea

By David Straub
Why have democracies proven unable to halt the North Korean dictatorship’s development of nuclear weapons?

Attacking KORUS is Worse than Abandoning TPP
September 29, 2017

Attacking KORUS is Worse than Abandoning TPP

By Shihoko Goto
Retreating from the agreement would not only damage U.S.-ROK relations but impact key U.S. industries that have benefited from the deal.
South Korea's Heated Debate Over the Possibility of Tactical Nukes
September 22, 2017

South Korea's Heated Debate Over the Possibility of Tactical Nukes

By Hyunmin Michael Kang
The possible deployment of tactical nukes is a hot topic for the opposition in Seoul.

South Korea Keeps Calm and Carries On
September 06, 2017

South Korea Keeps Calm and Carries On

By John M. Rodgers
An American in South Korea reflects on the impact of North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests on everyday life.

US, South Korea Fire Missiles in Response to North’s ICBM Test
July 31, 2017

US, South Korea Fire Missiles in Response to North’s ICBM Test

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The United States and South Korea conducted a precision-strike missile drill in response to North Korea’s recent ICBM flight test.

US, ROK Conduct Precision-Strike Drill in Response to North Korean ICBM Launch
July 05, 2017

US, ROK Conduct Precision-Strike Drill in Response to North Korean ICBM Launch

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Army and Republic of Korea military personnel test fired missiles in response to North Korea’s most recent ICBM test.
Seoul Test Fires New Ballistic Missile in Warning to North Korea
June 24, 2017

Seoul Test Fires New Ballistic Missile in Warning to North Korea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new 800-kilometer missile can purportedly hit targets anywhere in the North.

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