South Korea China policy
March 21, 2023
South Korea Will Stay Out of a Taiwan Strait War
By Denny Roy
There is good reason to think South Korea would limit its support to actions near the low end of the spectrum.
February 28, 2023
South Korea and NATO: Seoul’s Strategic Calculus
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Soo Kim.
February 18, 2023
South Korea’s Enduring Restraint Toward China
By James Park
Despite much bluster on the campaign trail, President Yoon Suk-yeol's promise to get “tougher on China” has been rhetorical at best.
January 30, 2023
Promise and Perils for the Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral in 2023
By Hanna Foreman and Andrew Yeo
Aside from longstanding historical issues, the three countries will face challenges in sustaining coordination on North Korea and China policy.
January 25, 2023
South Korea’s Economic Security Dilemma
By Moksh Suri and Abhishek Sharma
As China-U.S. competition securitizes more and more economic transactions, Seoul’s old balancing act between the rivals is becoming trickier to sustain.
August 27, 2022
Don’t Mistake South Korea’s Yoon Suk-yeol for a China Hawk
By Joel Atkinson
On 3 big issues – THAAD missile defense, Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan and South Korea, and the Chip 4 semiconductor initiative – Yoon has been careful not to anger Beijing.
March 03, 2022
Security and Defense Issues Facing South Korea’s Next President
By Sukjoon Yoon
From responding to North Korea to long-term approaches toward China, the U.S., and Japan, South Korea's next president will have a full agenda from day one.
February 23, 2022
Beyond North Korea: The Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral in the Indo-Pacific
By Jagannath Panda
The Japan-South Korea-U.S. mechanism is a crucial piece in the United States’ broad Indo-Pacific strategy.
January 19, 2022
Will South Korea Join the US Effort to Insulate Supply Chains From China?
By Jin Kai
Pressure from Washington to align with the U.S. decoupling effort is growing, but it's a tall order for South Korea.
December 22, 2021
What South Korea Can Learn From India on Diplomatic Balancing
By Jong Eun Lee
India’s diplomacy with Russia and the U.S. holds lessons for Seoul’s China-U.S. balancing act.
December 22, 2021
How Will South Korea and the US Rewrite Their Operational Plan?
By Sukjoon Yoon and Yongweon Yu
The future of the ROK-U.S. alliance is about to be negotiated, and this will likely mean significant changes.
October 22, 2021
The Foreign Policy Outlook of South Korea’s Ruling Party Presidential Candidate
By Hae Kyung Ahn
The Democratic Party has a presidential candidate: Governor Lee Jae-myung. Where does he stand on inter-Korean and foreign relations?
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