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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.