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North Korea and the Fallacy of Accidental Wars
April 05, 2013

North Korea and the Fallacy of Accidental Wars

Few wars happen by accident. Given the situation on the Korean Peninsula, a war seems unlikely, as none of the combatants stand to benefit.

U.S.- S. Korea Military Gameplan
April 04, 2013

U.S.- S. Korea Military Gameplan

It appears the Combined Forces Command will continue after the U.S. hands over wartime operational control to an ROK general in 2015

Not a Good Idea: American Nukes in South Korea
March 02, 2013

Not a Good Idea: American Nukes in South Korea

The redeployment of tactical nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula would be a Cold War solution to a 21st century problem.

Park Geun-hye Takes the Reins
February 23, 2013

Park Geun-hye Takes the Reins

Park enters office in South Korea facing a daunting array of domestic and foreign policy challenges. She may very well prove up to the task.

South Korea: Asia's Other Rising Naval Power
October 02, 2012

South Korea: Asia's Other Rising Naval Power

The attention given to China and Japan’s navies overlooks the emergence of a new maritime power.

South Korea's Three-Way Tussle
September 26, 2012

South Korea's Three-Way Tussle

South Korea’s Presidential race takes an interesting turn.

More Money, More Problems in South Korea
September 05, 2012

More Money, More Problems in South Korea

A perfect storm of government debt, easy consumer credit and a culture of consumption could lead to economic disaster.

Rough Waters? The State of the ROK-U.S. Alliance
August 22, 2012

Rough Waters? The State of the ROK-U.S. Alliance

A number of developments suggest Washington and Seoul have different visions for the future.

ROK Midfielder Adds to Island Dispute With Japan
August 13, 2012

ROK Midfielder Adds to Island Dispute With Japan

Park Jong-woo holding a banner stating “Dokdo is our land” brings football into a tense international dispute.

S. Korea-Japan: Time for Outside Mediation?
July 30, 2012

S. Korea-Japan: Time for Outside Mediation?

Can Tokyo and Seoul set aside the past? An outside mediator may ease the path forward.

July 02, 2012

Dead Defense Deal for Japan-ROK?

A military deal between Japan and South Korea that could have made history seems to have fallen through.

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