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South Korea’s Role in Countering Chinese and Russian Arms Sales in Latin America

South Korea’s Role in Countering Chinese and Russian Arms Sales in Latin America

By Henry Ziemer and Chan Mo Ku
South Korea stands out as a key U.S. ally with a growing reputation in the hemisphere for delivering quality military hardware on competitive timelines.

North Korea Flies Trash Balloons Over the South as Kim Jong Un Doubles Down on Satellite Ambitions

North Korea Flies Trash Balloons Over the South as Kim Jong Un Doubles Down on Satellite Ambitions

By Kim Tong-hyung
The balloons, laden with trash and manure, were characterized by North Korean officials as a response to South Korean leafleting campaigns. 
Opportunities Grow in South Korea for Uzbek Workers

Opportunities Grow in South Korea for Uzbek Workers

By Catherine Putz
As South Korea increasingly looks to migrant labor to address shortages in major industries, Uzbekistan is keen on providing workers.

South Korea’s Parliament Approves Independent Investigation of Deadly 2022 Halloween Crush

South Korea’s Parliament Approves Independent Investigation of Deadly 2022 Halloween Crush

By Hyung-jin Kim
The crush that killed 159 people was one of the biggest peacetime disasters in South Korea.

Samsung Reports a 10-fold Increase in Profit as AI Drives Rebound in Memory Chip Markets

Samsung Reports a 10-fold Increase in Profit as AI Drives Rebound in Memory Chip Markets

By Associated Press
Samsung projected the memory chip market to remain strong in the coming months, driven by the expansion of generative AI technologies.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

A Warm Welcome for Japan’s Kishida in Washington

A Warm Welcome for Japan’s Kishida in Washington

By Duncan Bartlett
Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida addressed the U.S. Congress and met the president of the Philippines. However, a tentative offer to join the AUKUS security pact presents Japan with a dilemma.

South Korea’s President Meets Leader of Doctors’ Strike, Seeking End to Walkout

South Korea’s President Meets Leader of Doctors’ Strike, Seeking End to Walkout

By Hyung-jin Kim
Public surveys show that a majority of ordinary South Koreans support Yoon's plan to sharply increase medical school admissions.
A Balancing Crisis: Managing Foreign and Domestic Policy Ahead of the South Korean Election

A Balancing Crisis: Managing Foreign and Domestic Policy Ahead of the South Korean Election

By Kayla Orta
The April 10 election will have far-reaching implications for the nation's domestic and foreign policy moving forward.

Battling the Numbers: South Korea’s Military Downsizes Amid Challenging Demographic Landscape

Battling the Numbers: South Korea’s Military Downsizes Amid Challenging Demographic Landscape

By Henry C. Brown
South Korea's approach highlights the evolving paradigm of global defense, where collaboration, joint training, and agility are increasingly central in upholding peace and stability. 

South Korean Detained Earlier This Year Is Accused of Espionage in Russia

South Korean Detained Earlier This Year Is Accused of Espionage in Russia

By Associated Press
The Russian state-run news agency TASS reported that a South Korean arrested in Vladivostok earlier this year has been taken to Moscow and charged with espionage.

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.

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