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South Korea’s Economic Security Dilemma
January 25, 2023

South Korea’s Economic Security Dilemma

By Moksh Suri and Abhishek Sharma
As China-U.S. competition securitizes more and more economic transactions, Seoul’s old balancing act between the rivals is becoming trickier to sustain.

Robert Einhorn on South Korea’s Nuclear Weapon Development
January 24, 2023

Robert Einhorn on South Korea’s Nuclear Weapon Development

By Mitch Shin
“If North Korea's nuclear threat continues to grow, the answer is not for the United States to support a South Korean nuclear weapons program.”
Yoon Says North Korea Poses ‘Serious Threat’
January 11, 2023

Yoon Says North Korea Poses ‘Serious Threat’

By Mitch Shin
In an interview with the Associated Press, the South Korean president called Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal a direct threat to the South.

Japan, South Korea Wonder: How Strong Is the US Nuclear Umbrella?
January 07, 2023

Japan, South Korea Wonder: How Strong Is the US Nuclear Umbrella?

By Takahashi Kosuke
Concerns over the United States’ extended deterrence are growing in Tokyo and Seoul.

How, Exactly, Can the US Strengthen Extended Deterrence?
November 08, 2022

How, Exactly, Can the US Strengthen Extended Deterrence?

By Clint Work
Strengthening deterrence isn’t all about concrete realities and advanced capabilities. It’s just as much – if not more – about perception.

4 Decades of Reckoning With North Korea’s Nuclear Threat – and Counting
October 28, 2022

4 Decades of Reckoning With North Korea’s Nuclear Threat – and Counting

By Peter Hayes
Going nuclear will not help South Korea deal with the threat posed by its northern neighbor.

The Case for South Korea to Go Nuclear
October 22, 2022

The Case for South Korea to Go Nuclear

By Seong-Chang Cheong
It may be the best option for the South Korea-U.S. alliance to deter a nuclear war with North Korea.
The Future of South Korea-US Cyber Cooperation
October 14, 2022

The Future of South Korea-US Cyber Cooperation

By Seungmin "Helen" Lee
North Korea's reliance on cyberattacks is growing, but the South Korea-U.S. alliance has yet to catch up.

North Korea Fires 2 SRBMs as US, South Korea, Japan Organize Missile Defense Drills
October 06, 2022

North Korea Fires 2 SRBMs as US, South Korea, Japan Organize Missile Defense Drills

By Mitch Shin
Two days after it launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast.

The Korea-US Extended Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group: Evaluation and Issues
October 04, 2022

The Korea-US Extended Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group: Evaluation and Issues

By Park Ki-Chul
3 points need to be addressed in future working-level EDSCG meetings in order to resolve the fundamental insecurity presented by the North Korean nuclear threat.

South Korea Warns North Korea Over Nuclear Posture
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.  
Don’t Mistake South Korea’s Yoon Suk-yeol for a China Hawk
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.

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