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Is it Time for South Korea to Regain Wartime Operational Control?
October 20, 2017
Is it Time for South Korea to Regain Wartime Operational Control?
President Moon’s recent remarks sparked fierce debate on retrieving South Korea’s wartime operational control from the United States.
Is it Time for South Korea to Regain Wartime Operational Control?
South Korea's Joint Chiefs Want to Intercept North Korean Rocket Artillery Volleys
October 20, 2017
South Korea's Joint Chiefs Want to Intercept North Korean Rocket Artillery Volleys
The ambitious system is like nothing else currently deployed across the world and would require considerable investment.
South Korea's Joint Chiefs Want to Intercept North Korean Rocket Artillery Volleys
5 Hidden Costs of the RCEP to People and Planet
October 12, 2017
5 Hidden Costs of the RCEP to People and Planet
Trade negotiators are meeting next week in South Korea to discuss the RCEP, which could impact billions of lives.
5 Hidden Costs of the RCEP to People and Planet
Closing The Gap: Asia’s Slow Progress on Equality
October 10, 2017
Closing The Gap: Asia’s Slow Progress on Equality
Gender equality remains a distant pursuit for much of the Asia-Pacific region, despite the economic and social benefits.
Closing The Gap: Asia’s Slow Progress on Equality
Military Stalemate: How North Korea Could Win a War With the US
October 10, 2017
Military Stalemate: How North Korea Could Win a War With the US
It's time to reexamine the assertion that North Korea’s defeat is preordained.
Military Stalemate: How North Korea Could Win a War With the US
The Role of Translation in South Korean Diplomacy
October 10, 2017
The Role of Translation in South Korean Diplomacy
A good tongue is always a good weapon.
The Role of Translation in South Korean Diplomacy
US and South Korea Agree to Initiate FTA Amendment Negotiations
October 06, 2017
US and South Korea Agree to Initiate FTA Amendment Negotiations
Trump’s threats to terminate the agreement entirely seems to have brought the Koreans to the table.
US and South Korea Agree to Initiate FTA Amendment Negotiations
Attacking KORUS is Worse than Abandoning TPP
September 29, 2017
Attacking KORUS is Worse than Abandoning TPP
Retreating from the agreement would not only damage U.S.-ROK relations but impact key U.S. industries that have benefited from the deal.
Attacking KORUS is Worse than Abandoning TPP
MIKTA’s Next Steps
September 27, 2017
MIKTA’s Next Steps
Its members -- Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia -- have some shared and some divergent interests.
MIKTA’s Next Steps
'Sleepwalking into A War' May Be Another Big Blunder on the Korean Peninsula
September 23, 2017
'Sleepwalking into A War' May Be Another Big Blunder on the Korean Peninsula
U.S. policy inconsistency matched with North Korean nuclear ambitions is a dangerous mix.
'Sleepwalking into A War' May Be Another Big Blunder on the Korean Peninsula
South Korea's Heated Debate Over the Possibility of Tactical Nukes
September 22, 2017
South Korea's Heated Debate Over the Possibility of Tactical Nukes
The possible deployment of tactical nukes is a hot topic for the opposition in Seoul.
South Korea's Heated Debate Over the Possibility of Tactical Nukes
How Can Europe Contribute to Northeast Asia's Security?
September 21, 2017
How Can Europe Contribute to Northeast Asia's Security?
The EU is well-placed to play a positive role in managing the region's flashpoints.
How Can Europe Contribute to Northeast Asia's Security?
US, Japan, South Korea Stage Show-of-Force Following North Korean Missile Overflight of Japan
September 19, 2017
US, Japan, South Korea Stage Show-of-Force Following North Korean Missile Overflight of Japan
The mission was described by U.S. Pacific Command as a "sequenced bilateral show of force."
US, Japan, South Korea Stage Show-of-Force Following North Korean Missile Overflight of Japan
What North Korea Means – and Doesn’t – for Nuclear Deterrence
September 15, 2017
What North Korea Means – and Doesn’t – for Nuclear Deterrence
Rather than underscoring the enduring logic of nuclear deterrence, the case of North Korea highlights its flimsiness.
What North Korea Means – and Doesn’t – for Nuclear Deterrence
Strife in South Korea Over Politics in Public Broadcasting
September 15, 2017
Strife in South Korea Over Politics in Public Broadcasting
Accusations of political bias run rampant, with two broadcasting unions going on strike.
Strife in South Korea Over Politics in Public Broadcasting
The Inherent Dangers of the US Proposal to Legalize Interdiction of North Korean Ships
September 12, 2017
The Inherent Dangers of the US Proposal to Legalize Interdiction of North Korean Ships
Why do Washington's attempts to push for interdiction make other countries uneasy?
The Inherent Dangers of the US Proposal to Legalize Interdiction of North Korean Ships
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