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South Korea Faces Major Decision Over Military Pact With Japan
November 21, 2019

South Korea Faces Major Decision Over Military Pact With Japan

By Associated Press
A look at the General Security of Military Intelligence Agreement, or GSOMIA, which expires on Saturday unless Seoul renews it.

Will China Take Advantage of the Japan-South Korea Security Rift?
September 09, 2019

Will China Take Advantage of the Japan-South Korea Security Rift?

By Ankit Panda
When Seoul and Tokyo bicker, Beijing senses opportunity.
The Significance of South Korea’s Decision to Terminate an Intelligence-Sharing Pact With Japan
August 31, 2019

The Significance of South Korea’s Decision to Terminate an Intelligence-Sharing Pact With Japan

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
How will the end of GSOMIA affect Northeast Asian security? Also, how significant is the first U.S.-ASEAN maritime exercise?

US Official Express Hope for End to South Korea-Japan Disputes
August 28, 2019

US Official Express Hope for End to South Korea-Japan Disputes

By Ankit Panda
South Korea's pullback from a 2016 intelligence sharing agreement will have consequences for U.S. interests, the official said.

Jonathan B. Miller on Japan's Foreign and Defense Policies Under Shinzo Abe
February 06, 2019

Jonathan B. Miller on Japan's Foreign and Defense Policies Under Shinzo Abe

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Diplomat speaks with Jonathan B. Miller on the future direction of Japan's foreign and defense policies.

South Korea Decides to Dismantle 'Comfort Women' Reconciliation and Healing Foundation
November 27, 2018

South Korea Decides to Dismantle 'Comfort Women' Reconciliation and Healing Foundation

By Hyunmin Michael Kang
Seoul is walking away from a key part of the 2015 agreement with Tokyo, tossing the comfort women issue back into the spotlight.

Tokyo to Host 7th China-South Korea-Japan Trilateral Summit
May 02, 2018

Tokyo to Host 7th China-South Korea-Japan Trilateral Summit

By Ankit Panda
The trilateral Northeast Asian summit will meet for the first time since 2015, with a focus on North Korea.
Abe to Visit US in April, Following Trump's Willingness for a North Korea Summit
March 12, 2018

Abe to Visit US in April, Following Trump's Willingness for a North Korea Summit

By Ankit Panda
Japan will be wary about the prospect of a Trump-Kim summit.

Moon’s March 1 Address Pokes Sensitive Issues With Japan
March 01, 2018

Moon’s March 1 Address Pokes Sensitive Issues With Japan

By Hyunmin Michael Kang
For the first time in 11 years, the Dokdo/Takeshima dispute made its way into a South Korean president’s March 1 remarks.

South Korea Pulls Back From Sex Slave Agreement With Japan
January 08, 2018

South Korea Pulls Back From Sex Slave Agreement With Japan

By Hyunmin Michael Kang
A recent government report criticizes the agreement made under the previous Park administration.

South Koreans Continue to Distrust Japan. How Will the Upcoming Presidential Election Change That?
April 26, 2017

South Koreans Continue to Distrust Japan. How Will the Upcoming Presidential Election Change That?

By Ankit Panda
Trilateralism over the North Korean issue with the United States has temporarily drawn attention away from bilateral tensions.
South Korea's 3 Foreign Policy Blind Spots
February 25, 2017

South Korea's 3 Foreign Policy Blind Spots

By Ben Forney
South Korean policymakers refuse to acknowledge three basic realities that should shape foreign policy.

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