September 14, 2022
South Korea Warns North Korea Over Nuclear Posture
By Mitch Shin
Following Pyongyang’s specification of its conditions for nuclear use, Seoul said the North will self-destruct if it uses nuclear weapons.
August 27, 2022
Don’t Mistake South Korea’s Yoon Suk-yeol for a China Hawk
By Joel Atkinson
On 3 big issues – THAAD missile defense, Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan and South Korea, and the Chip 4 semiconductor initiative – Yoon has been careful not to anger Beijing.
August 25, 2022
South Korea, US Return to Large-Scale Military Drills
By Troy Stangarone
The resumption of large-scale drills for the first time since 2017 will improve military readiness for the alliance.
August 17, 2022
South Korea, US to Begin Expanded Military Drills Next Week
By Kim Tong-Hyung
The exercises will be the largest in years, after the allies canceled some of their regular drills and downsized others to create space for diplomacy with North Korea.
July 02, 2022
Can South Korea Bridge NATO and the US Indo-Pacific Strategy?
By Sukjoon Yoon
What is the link between the North Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific regions, and what is South Korea’s role in this reimagined security framework?
June 21, 2022
Learning to Live With a Nuclear North Korea
By Jong Eun Lee
A mutually assured deterrence could be an alternative diplomatic strategy toward Pyongyang.
June 14, 2022
Korean Peninsula Tensions Escalate Amid a Return to Old School Policies
By Mitch Shin
After a meeting with his U.S. counterpart, South Korea's foreign minister emphasized strengthening the joint extended deterrence against North Korea’s missile threats.
May 23, 2022
Yoon and Biden Hold 1st Summit Meeting in Seoul
By Mitch Shin
U.S. President Joe Biden visited South Korea from May 20 to May 22 and discussed regional issues with new South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol.
May 17, 2022
Which Yoon Should Biden Expect at the Upcoming South Korea-US Summit?
By Gi-Wook Shin and Kelsi Caywood
Yoon has been compared to Biden’s own nemesis, Donald Trump, but he is far from a political iconoclast.
May 07, 2022
How Will South Korea’s New President Approach Russia’s Ukraine Invasion?
By Andrew Yeo
Taking a stand on the Ukraine crisis will bring both opportunities and risk for the incoming Yoon administration.
April 28, 2022
Biden to Make First Asia Trip in May
By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. president will be visiting South Korea and Japan from May 20-24.
April 27, 2022
‘Empathy Diplomacy’: A New Key to Unlocking East Asia’s Geopolitical Quagmire?
By Jin Kai
The long-term solution to tensions in East Asia is for the neighboring countries to start taking each other’s security concerns more seriously.