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Which Yoon Should Biden Expect at the Upcoming South Korea-US Summit? 
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.

How Will South Korea’s New President Approach Russia’s Ukraine Invasion?
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.
Biden to Make First Asia Trip in May
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.

‘Empathy Diplomacy’: A New Key to Unlocking East Asia’s Geopolitical Quagmire?
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.

How Much Are South Koreans Willing to Pay Toward the US Alliance?
April 16, 2022

How Much Are South Koreans Willing to Pay Toward the US Alliance?

By Timothy S. Rich, Maggie Fields, Kierigan McEvoy, and Joe Black
South Koreans are generally supportive toward hosting U.S. troops, but their preferred cost-sharing levels are below what Seoul already pays.

What to Expect From Yoon Suk-yeol’s Policy on North Korea 
April 13, 2022

What to Expect From Yoon Suk-yeol’s Policy on North Korea 

By Mitch Shin
The incoming Yoon administration will change Seoul’s overtures on North Korea issues. As a result, the arms race will likely be intensified in the coming years. 

What to Make of Kim Yo Jong’s Verbal Attack of South Korea’s Defense Minister
April 04, 2022

What to Make of Kim Yo Jong’s Verbal Attack of South Korea’s Defense Minister

By Mitch Shin
Three days after Defense Minister Suh Wook underscored the South’s preemptive strike capabilities, Pyongyang warned that Seoul was facing a serious threat. 
South Korea’s Relations With China and the US Under President-elect Yoon
March 22, 2022

South Korea’s Relations With China and the US Under President-elect Yoon

By Niklas Swanström
Can Yoon Suk-yeol have his cake and eat it too when it comes to China policy?

What South Korea’s Election Means for Its Technology Alliance With the United States
March 11, 2022

What South Korea’s Election Means for Its Technology Alliance With the United States

By Ryan Fedasiuk
Yoon’s election presents opportunities to strengthen the South Korea-U.S. relationship beyond traditional security concerns.

Security and Defense Issues Facing South Korea’s Next President
March 03, 2022

Security and Defense Issues Facing South Korea’s Next President

By Sukjoon Yoon
From responding to North Korea to long-term approaches toward China, the U.S., and Japan, South Korea's next president will have a full agenda from day one.

Nearly Three-Quarters of South Koreans Support Nuclear Weapons Development
February 22, 2022

Nearly Three-Quarters of South Koreans Support Nuclear Weapons Development

By Mitch Shin
According to a new poll, South Koreans support developing nuclear weapons to protect their country from the North’s growing nuclear and missile capabilities. 
Why Tech Cooperation Will Reshape South Korea-U.S. Relations
January 28, 2022

Why Tech Cooperation Will Reshape South Korea-U.S. Relations

By Troy Stangarone
The alliance is slowly changing to incorporate technological changes and challenges, which are crucial for the future of both countries.

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