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Iran Frees South Korean Ship Held Amid Dispute Over Funds
April 09, 2021

Iran Frees South Korean Ship Held Amid Dispute Over Funds

By Isabel Debre and Jon Gambrel
South Korea's Foreign Ministry said Iran released the tanker and its captain after seizing the vessel in January. 

Suh Wook’s India Trip: Boost to India-South Korea Defense Ties
April 01, 2021

Suh Wook’s India Trip: Boost to India-South Korea Defense Ties

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Defense relations between India and South Korea are deepening. 
Why South Korea’s Aircraft Carrier Makes Sense
March 27, 2021

Why South Korea’s Aircraft Carrier Makes Sense

By Jihoon Yu and Erik French
Critics argue the carrier is a costly distraction, too vulnerable to be useful. They’re wrong.

Korean American K-pop Stars Promote Mental Health Awareness
February 10, 2021

Korean American K-pop Stars Promote Mental Health Awareness

By Associated Press
Many recording artists struggle to cope with the trappings of fame, made more difficult by the perception of mental health as taboo topic.

At War Online: South Korea and China
December 24, 2020

At War Online: South Korea and China

By Troy Stangarone
On the battlefields of social media, conflicts between citizens of China and South Korea are increasingly common.

Part-time Workers in South Korea Out of Luck
December 22, 2020

Part-time Workers in South Korea Out of Luck

By Mitch Shin
With the number of new cases rising, employers are asking part-time workers to furlough indefinitely. 

The Implausibility of the ‘Vietnam Model’ for North Korea: The Security Factor
November 28, 2020

The Implausibility of the ‘Vietnam Model’ for North Korea: The Security Factor

By Khang Vu
North Korea at present is not in the same position that Vietnam was in 1986, in large part due to differences in the security environment.
Chinese Foreign Minister Visits South Korea After a Two-Day Visit to Japan
November 27, 2020

Chinese Foreign Minister Visits South Korea After a Two-Day Visit to Japan

By Mitch Shin
The Chinese foreign minister arrived in Seoul on Wednesday night for a meeting with his Korean counterpart and President Moon Jae-in.

Engagement Is a Virtue, Especially on the Korean Peninsula
November 14, 2020

Engagement Is a Virtue, Especially on the Korean Peninsula

By Song Young Gil
The incoming Biden administration has plenty to handle, but it should not forget the Korean Peninsula.

What Influences South Korean Perceptions on Immigration?
October 05, 2020

What Influences South Korean Perceptions on Immigration?

By Timothy S. Rich, Carolyn Brueggemann, Kaitlyn Bison and Michael King
The assumption remains that the public prefers ethnic Korean immigration, but is that true?

What Should Be on the Agenda for US-Korea Relations?
October 02, 2020

What Should Be on the Agenda for US-Korea Relations?

By Troy Stangarone
Americans, in general, have a favorable opinion of South Korea. There’s ample appetite for expanding cooperation along several avenues.
What is Behind Kim Jong Un’s Apology for the Killing of a South Korean?
October 01, 2020

What is Behind Kim Jong Un’s Apology for the Killing of a South Korean?

By Khang Vu
Kim’s quick apology came as a surprise -- don't mistake it for sincerity.

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