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Biden Takes the Right First Steps With South Korea, But a Long Road Lies Ahead
March 12, 2021

Biden Takes the Right First Steps With South Korea, But a Long Road Lies Ahead

By Kyle Ferrier
The Biden administration is moving to repair damage done, but new challenges still need to be faced.

South Korea and US Reach Agreement on Defense Cost Sharing
March 08, 2021

South Korea and US Reach Agreement on Defense Cost Sharing

By Mitch Shin
Seoul and Washington finally agreed on how to split the bill for the U.S. troops stationed in South Korea, but have not revealed details. 
South Korea Restarts Cost-Sharing Negotiations With Washington 
February 09, 2021

South Korea Restarts Cost-Sharing Negotiations With Washington 

By Mitch Shin
With a new administration in Washington, Seoul welcomed the chance to resume SMA negotiations that have been stalled for nearly a year. 

US Presidential Elections 2020: The Future of the ROK-US Alliance
October 07, 2020

US Presidential Elections 2020: The Future of the ROK-US Alliance

By Jihoon Yu, Jiyoon Kim, and Erik French
The upcoming U.S. presidential election will have significant consequences for the trajectory of South Korea-U.S. relations.

The US and South Korea Need a Stopgap SMA
April 01, 2020

The US and South Korea Need a Stopgap SMA

By Troy Stangarone
The ongoing nature of the coronavirus crisis merits a rethink to both countries' approaches to the SMA talks.

US-Korea Alliance Diplomacy in the Shadow of COVID-19
March 28, 2020

US-Korea Alliance Diplomacy in the Shadow of COVID-19

By Clint Work
COVID-19 has disrupted or complicated already contentious cost-sharing talks in more ways than one. 

Threat of Furloughs Looms Over Continuing US-Korea Burden-Sharing Talks
January 30, 2020

Threat of Furloughs Looms Over Continuing US-Korea Burden-Sharing Talks

By Jenna Gibson
If Washington and Seoul can’t narrow the gap on their cost-sharing talks thousands of Koreans could start missing paychecks.
US Interests Are Not Served by Making a Scapegoat of South Korea
January 29, 2020

US Interests Are Not Served by Making a Scapegoat of South Korea

By Sukjoon Yoon
The U.S.-South Korea SMA negotiations have devolved into a blatant shakedown. That's bad for both sides.

A Cost-Sharing Conundrum for South Korea and Japan
November 22, 2019

A Cost-Sharing Conundrum for South Korea and Japan

By Jonathan Stutte
Exorbitant demands from the Trump administration put the already fragile Japan-Korea-U.S. security alliance at risk.

The US-South Korea Military Cost-Sharing Agreement Has Expired. Now What?
January 04, 2019

The US-South Korea Military Cost-Sharing Agreement Has Expired. Now What?

By Kyle Ferrier
Trump’s cost-focused approach is taking its toll on the U.S.-South Korea alliance.

What the Stalled US-Korea Cost-Sharing Negotiations Mean for Japan
December 28, 2018

What the Stalled US-Korea Cost-Sharing Negotiations Mean for Japan

By Michael MacArthur Bosack
The U.S. and Japan won’t enter cost-sharing negotiations until at least late 2019, but it’s never too early to think ahead.
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