August 19, 2020
Scott Snyder on Trump, South Korea, and ‘America-First’ Alliance Policy
By Shannon Tiezzi
"One dismisses the president’s longstanding beliefs that allies such as South Korea are free riders at one’s own peril."
June 12, 2020
Amid COVID-19, the US Needs to Rethink Its Approach to Host Nation Support Talks
By Jeffrey W. Hornung
Pushing for vastly increased contributions when Japan and South face looming recessions amid an ongoing pandemic will not serve U.S. interests.
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.
February 11, 2020
Beyond North Korea: Fractures in the US-South Korea Alliance
By Clint Work
Tracing near-term, structural, and strategic divergences in the alliance.
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.
December 12, 2019
How Much Is the US-South Korea Alliance Worth?
By Kyle Ferrier
If the Trump administration is going to insist on putting a dollar value on the costs of the alliance, it should also consider the gains in monetary terms.
August 01, 2019
More Money? More Problems for the US-South Korea Burden-Sharing Talks
By Kyle Ferrier
Reports that the U.S. will seek $5 billion annually from South Korea signal trouble ahead in the alliance.
February 11, 2019
South Korea, US Sign Cost-Sharing Deal for American Troops
By Hyung-Jin Kim
On February 10, chief negotiators from the two countries signed a new cost-sharing plan.