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Remaking the South Korea-US Alliance
July 28, 2021

Remaking the South Korea-US Alliance

By Sukjoon Yoon
The threat from North Korea (and beyond) has changed. The ROK-U.S. alliance must change as well to keep pace.

South Korea’s ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ Dilemma
July 06, 2021

South Korea’s ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ Dilemma

By Tam-Sang Huynh
Testing Seoul’s embrace of the United States’ regional strategy.
Could More Powerful South Korean Ballistic Missiles Actually Help North Korea?
June 03, 2021

Could More Powerful South Korean Ballistic Missiles Actually Help North Korea?

By A. B. Abrams
The U.S. decision to lift restrictions on South Korean missile development could be a blessing in disguise for Pyongyang.

How the Biden-Moon Summit Reset the South Korea-US Alliance
May 28, 2021

How the Biden-Moon Summit Reset the South Korea-US Alliance

By Sukjoon Yoon
Both the U.S. and South Korea made compromises that could have long-term ramifications for the region's geopolitical balance.

How Will Pyongyang Respond to the South Korea-US Summit?
May 27, 2021

How Will Pyongyang Respond to the South Korea-US Summit?

By Manseok Lee and Hyeongpil Ham
The ball is now in Pyongyang's court. Will it take up the offer of dialogue?

What to Expect from the Upcoming Biden-Moon Summit
May 17, 2021

What to Expect from the Upcoming Biden-Moon Summit

By Sukjoon Yoon
Moon and Biden are looking for very different results from the upcoming summit.

North Korea Leaves Room to Renew Dialogue with the US
May 11, 2021

North Korea Leaves Room to Renew Dialogue with the US

By Mitch Shin
According to local news reports, after being ignored for months Washington finally got through to Pyongyang to explain U.S. policy.
Trump Reveals What Many Already Suspected About His Korea Policy
April 28, 2021

Trump Reveals What Many Already Suspected About His Korea Policy

By Kyle Ferrier
A statement from the former president is a stark reminder of his transactional approach to both Koreas.

South Korea Talks With China, Japan, and US in Flurry of Diplomacy
April 05, 2021

South Korea Talks With China, Japan, and US in Flurry of Diplomacy

By Mitch Shin
South Korea’s foreign minister traveled to China while the country’s national security chief attended a meeting with his U.S. and Japanese counterparts in Washington.

The South Korea-US 2+2 Talks: Who Came Out Ahead?
March 22, 2021

The South Korea-US 2+2 Talks: Who Came Out Ahead?

By Sukjoon Yoon
While the two sides were careful to avoid open disagreement, there are clear areas of tensions, from approaches to China and North Korea to alliance issues involving Japan.

What Biden Should Consider When Picking the New US Ambassador to South Korea 
March 19, 2021

What Biden Should Consider When Picking the New US Ambassador to South Korea 

By Jason Bartlett
Washington needs to build up the alliance as a partnership involving mutually beneficial and equally important military, economic, social, and cultural aspects. 
US Secretaries of State and Defense Hold Talks in South Korea 
March 18, 2021

US Secretaries of State and Defense Hold Talks in South Korea 

By Mitch Shin
After a joint two-day visit to Japan, the new officials headed to South Korea amid North Korea’s blunt criticism toward Washington. 

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