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South Korean President Reiterates That Seoul Will Not Seek Its Own Nuclear Deterrent

South Korean President Reiterates That Seoul Will Not Seek Its Own Nuclear Deterrent

By Kim Tong-hyung
Ultimately, Yoon said, acquiring nuclear weapons isn't a realistic option as the ensuing sanctions would ruin the country’s trade-dependent economy.

South Korean Police Investigating 14-year-old Boy as Suspect of Attack on Lawmaker

South Korean Police Investigating 14-year-old Boy as Suspect of Attack on Lawmaker

By Kim Tong-hyung
The attack Thursday on Bae Hyunjin, a member of the conservative ruling party, came just weeks after a man stabbed opposition leader Lee Jae-myung in the neck.
North Korea Appears to Demolish ‘Reunification Arch’ as Kim Jong Un Turns Against Ties With South

North Korea Appears to Demolish ‘Reunification Arch’ as Kim Jong Un Turns Against Ties With South

By Kim Tong-hyung
The apparent demolition comes less than a month after Kim announced that his country would no longer pursue reconciliation with the South.

The US, South Korea and Japan Conduct Naval Drills in a Show of Strength Against North Korea

The US, South Korea and Japan Conduct Naval Drills in a Show of Strength Against North Korea

By Kim Tong-hyung
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been on a provocative run of weapons testing and threats that raised regional tensions to their highest point in years.

Japan-South Korea Cooperation: Strength in Unity, Danger in Division

Japan-South Korea Cooperation: Strength in Unity, Danger in Division

By James Kaizuka
Deepened trilateral cooperation between the U.S. and its two key East Asian allies is a positive development, but the fragility of Japanese and South Korean leadership underscores the importance of long-term reconciliation. 

South Korea’s Quest to Become a Global Pivotal State

South Korea’s Quest to Become a Global Pivotal State

By Kuyoun Chung
Restoring relationships, especially with countries in the Indo-Pacific region, is a crucial element in achieving Yoon’s vision of a global pivotal state.

US Aircraft Carrier Arrives in South Korea as North’s Leader Kim Exchanges Messages With Putin

US Aircraft Carrier Arrives in South Korea as North’s Leader Kim Exchanges Messages With Putin

By Hyung-jin Kim
The USS Ronald Reagan and its battle group came to the southeastern South Korean port of Busan after participating in a trilateral South Korean-U.S.-Japanese maritime exercise.
The Case for an Alliance of Semiconductor Producing Nations 

The Case for an Alliance of Semiconductor Producing Nations 

By Carisa Nietsche
The “Semi7” would include countries making meaningful contributions to the semiconductor value chain and that share similar goals.

North Korea Says It Will Expel Travis King, US Soldier Who Crossed Into the Country in July

North Korea Says It Will Expel Travis King, US Soldier Who Crossed Into the Country in July

By Kim Tong-hyung
North Korea's decision to release King after 71 days appears relatively quick by the country's standards, especially considering the tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

South Korea Breezes Through First Day of League of Legends Competition in Asian Games Esports

South Korea Breezes Through First Day of League of Legends Competition in Asian Games Esports

By David Rising
Esports takes its place this year at the Asian Games as a competition sport for the first time.

How the US SSBN Port Call in Busan Bolsters Extended Deterrence

How the US SSBN Port Call in Busan Bolsters Extended Deterrence

By Jihoon Yu and Erik French
By announcing the USS Kentucky’s visit to Busan, the U.S. temporarily rendered one of its key assets more vulnerable, showing that it is willing to run risks on behalf of South Korea. 
Rival Koreas Mark Armistice Anniversary in Two Different Ways That Highlight Rising Tensions

Rival Koreas Mark Armistice Anniversary in Two Different Ways That Highlight Rising Tensions

By Kim Tong-hyung
North Korea has invited delegations from China and Russia to attend festivities in Pyongyang; meanwhile, the mood is more somber in South Korea.

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