Menu
Account
US Forces Korea Is About to See a Change in Command
September 17, 2018
US Forces Korea Is About to See a Change in Command
General Vincent K. Brooks is stepping down as the commander of U.S. Forces Korea.
US Forces Korea Is About to See a Change in Command
A Declaration to End the Korean War Matters: 3 Steps to Moving Forward
September 14, 2018
A Declaration to End the Korean War Matters: 3 Steps to Moving Forward
Seoul and Washington don't see the end-of-war declaration the same way. That has implications for diplomacy with North Korea.
A Declaration to End the Korean War Matters: 3 Steps to Moving Forward
What’s Next for South Korea's ‘Defense Reform 2.0’ Initiative?
September 07, 2018
What’s Next for South Korea's ‘Defense Reform 2.0’ Initiative?
Moon's plan is primarily concerned with political and social reform, but the military viewpoint must also be taken into account.
What’s Next for South Korea's ‘Defense Reform 2.0’ Initiative?
How Far Can South Korea's Indigenous Defense Industry Go?
August 23, 2018
How Far Can South Korea's Indigenous Defense Industry Go?
Aerospace, in particular, presents both great upside and downside for South Korea.
How Far Can South Korea's Indigenous Defense Industry Go?
The Long Road to the Korean War Armistice
August 09, 2018
The Long Road to the Korean War Armistice
Amid talk of a peace treaty, a look back at the arduous negotiation process behind the Korean Armistice Agreement.
The Long Road to the Korean War Armistice
South Korea’s P-8A Decision
August 03, 2018
South Korea’s P-8A Decision
The Republic of Korea Navy’s choice boiled down to two factors: doctrine and capability.
South Korea’s P-8A Decision
Minding the Gap in US-ROK Public Opinion
July 20, 2018
Minding the Gap in US-ROK Public Opinion
The key remains the U.S. president’s ability to articulate a clear vision to both the American and South Korean publics.
Minding the Gap in US-ROK Public Opinion
Assessing South Korea's Role as an Indo-Pacific Middle Power
July 12, 2018
Assessing South Korea's Role as an Indo-Pacific Middle Power
What's driving South Korean thinking about the future of Asia?
Assessing South Korea's Role as an Indo-Pacific Middle Power
Former PACOM Commander Harry Harris Takes Up Post as US Ambassador to South Korea
July 01, 2018
Former PACOM Commander Harry Harris Takes Up Post as US Ambassador to South Korea
Harris fills a critical ambassadorial appointment after 17 months of vacancy.
Former PACOM Commander Harry Harris Takes Up Post as US Ambassador to South Korea
US, South Korea Indefinitely Suspend Marine Exchange Exercises
June 23, 2018
US, South Korea Indefinitely Suspend Marine Exchange Exercises
The suspension follows the cancellation of this year's Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercises.
US, South Korea Indefinitely Suspend Marine Exchange Exercises
US, South Korea Announce Suspension of 2018 Ulchi-Freedom Guardian Military Exercise
June 19, 2018
US, South Korea Announce Suspension of 2018 Ulchi-Freedom Guardian Military Exercise
Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2018 will be suspend amid an effort to sustain diplomatic momentum with North Korea.
US, South Korea Announce Suspension of 2018 Ulchi-Freedom Guardian Military Exercise
How the ‘Deep State’ Stopped a US President From Withdrawing US Troops From Korea
June 15, 2018
How the ‘Deep State’ Stopped a US President From Withdrawing US Troops From Korea
President Carter wanted to withdraw U.S. ground troops from the peninsula. The 'deep state' disagreed.
How the ‘Deep State’ Stopped a US President From Withdrawing US Troops From Korea
Trump Cancels the June 12 Summit With Kim Jong Un: What Now?
May 25, 2018
Trump Cancels the June 12 Summit With Kim Jong Un: What Now?
With the June 12 summit in Singapore cancelled, what lies ahead for the Korean Peninsula?
Trump Cancels the June 12 Summit With Kim Jong Un: What Now?
Seeing Through the Familiarity of the Inter-Korean Panmunjom Declaration
May 07, 2018
Seeing Through the Familiarity of the Inter-Korean Panmunjom Declaration
How a ‘familiar’ summit put new life into the Korean peninsula’s hopes for peace.
Seeing Through the Familiarity of the Inter-Korean Panmunjom Declaration
Is the US-South Korea Alliance in Trouble?
April 21, 2018
Is the US-South Korea Alliance in Trouble?
Recent trends suggest that U.S.-South Korea relations are increasingly strained.
Is the US-South Korea Alliance in Trouble?
US Confirms North Korea Willing to Discuss 'Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula'. What Now?
April 09, 2018
US Confirms North Korea Willing to Discuss 'Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula'. What Now?
The path ahead with North Korea remains uncertain—even following assurances of "denuclearization" talks.
US Confirms North Korea Willing to Discuss 'Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula'. What Now?
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief