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Promise and Perils for the Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral in 2023
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. 

South Korea’s Economic Security Dilemma
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.
Don’t Mistake South Korea’s Yoon Suk-yeol for a China Hawk
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.

Security and Defense Issues Facing South Korea’s Next President
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.

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

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

What South Korea Can Learn From India on Diplomatic Balancing
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.
How Will South Korea and the US Rewrite Their Operational Plan?
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.

The Foreign Policy Outlook of South Korea’s Ruling Party Presidential Candidate
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?

South Korea’s ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ Dilemma
July 06, 2021

South Korea’s ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ Dilemma

By Tam-Sang Huynh
Testing Seoul’s embrace of the United States’ regional strategy.

Biden Pulls South Korea Closer in Alignment With US Indo-Pacific Strategy
May 24, 2021

Biden Pulls South Korea Closer in Alignment With US Indo-Pacific Strategy

By Gabriela Bernal
The Indo-Pacific focus of the Biden-Moon joint statement was notable.
The South Korea-US 2+2 Talks: Who Came Out Ahead?
March 22, 2021

The South Korea-US 2+2 Talks: Who Came Out Ahead?

By Sukjoon Yoon
While the two sides were careful to avoid open disagreement, there are clear areas of tensions, from approaches to China and North Korea to alliance issues involving Japan.

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