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Shifting Visions of the South Korea-US Alliance

Shifting Visions of the South Korea-US Alliance

By Clint Work and Joo Young Kim
Changes in the official “Defense Vision” documents show clearly how conceptions of the alliance have evolved from 2019 to 2023.

What Do US Indo-Pacific Allies Think of the Biden-Xi Summit?

What Do US Indo-Pacific Allies Think of the Biden-Xi Summit?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Views from Australia, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Where Does Japan Fit Into South Korea’s New Indo-Pacific Strategy?

Where Does Japan Fit Into South Korea’s New Indo-Pacific Strategy?

By Shu Fukuya
Establishing a strategic relationship has become an urgent task to address threats to the stability of the Indo-Pacific region, but significant obstacles remain.

South Korea Will Stay Out of a Taiwan Strait War

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.

South Korea and NATO: Seoul’s Strategic Calculus

South Korea and NATO: Seoul’s Strategic Calculus

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Soo Kim.

South Korea’s Enduring Restraint Toward China

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.

Promise and Perils for the Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral in 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. 
South Korea’s Economic Security Dilemma

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.

Don’t Mistake South Korea’s Yoon Suk-yeol for a China Hawk

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.

Security and Defense Issues Facing South Korea’s Next President

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.

Beyond North Korea: The Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral in the Indo-Pacific

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.
Will South Korea Join the US Effort to Insulate Supply Chains From China?

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.

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