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The US and South Korea Need a Stopgap SMA
April 01, 2020

The US and South Korea Need a Stopgap SMA

By Troy Stangarone
The ongoing nature of the coronavirus crisis merits a rethink to both countries' approaches to the SMA talks.

US Approves Sale of F-16 Upgrades for South Korean Air Force
March 31, 2020

US Approves Sale of F-16 Upgrades for South Korean Air Force

By Ankit Panda
The proposed sale has a value of $194 million.
US-Korea Alliance Diplomacy in the Shadow of COVID-19
March 28, 2020

US-Korea Alliance Diplomacy in the Shadow of COVID-19

By Clint Work
COVID-19 has disrupted or complicated already contentious cost-sharing talks in more ways than one. 

Beyond North Korea: Fractures in the US-South Korea Alliance
February 11, 2020

Beyond North Korea: Fractures in the US-South Korea Alliance

By Clint Work
Tracing near-term, structural, and strategic divergences in the alliance.

Threat of Furloughs Looms Over Continuing US-Korea Burden-Sharing Talks
January 30, 2020

Threat of Furloughs Looms Over Continuing US-Korea Burden-Sharing Talks

By Jenna Gibson
If Washington and Seoul can’t narrow the gap on their cost-sharing talks thousands of Koreans could start missing paychecks.

US Interests Are Not Served by Making a Scapegoat of South Korea
January 29, 2020

US Interests Are Not Served by Making a Scapegoat of South Korea

By Sukjoon Yoon
The U.S.-South Korea SMA negotiations have devolved into a blatant shakedown. That's bad for both sides.

South Korea Plans for Uncertainty as US-Iran Tensions Rise
January 08, 2020

South Korea Plans for Uncertainty as US-Iran Tensions Rise

By Jenna Gibson
The assassination of Soleimani has South Korea scrambling to balance its ties between the U.S. and Iran.
How Much Is the US-South Korea Alliance Worth?
December 12, 2019

How Much Is the US-South Korea Alliance Worth?

By Kyle Ferrier
If the Trump administration is going to insist on putting a dollar value on the costs of the alliance, it should also consider the gains in monetary terms.

South Korea Will Keeps Its Military Intelligence Pact With Japan – For Now
November 23, 2019

South Korea Will Keeps Its Military Intelligence Pact With Japan – For Now

By Associated Press
Seoul had threatened to withdraw from the agreement amid bilateral tensions with Tokyo.

North Korea Goes Nuclear: A Postmortem
November 21, 2019

North Korea Goes Nuclear: A Postmortem

By Denny Roy
How was North Korea able to attain nuclear missiles, despite U.S. opposition, when so many other countries have failed to do so?

Trump Year Three: The State of US Alliances in Asia
November 09, 2019

Trump Year Three: The State of US Alliances in Asia

By Ankit Panda
Where do American alliances in Asia stand as the Trump administration looks to wrap up its third year in power?
6 Myths About OPCON Transfer and the US-South Korea Alliance
September 25, 2019

6 Myths About OPCON Transfer and the US-South Korea Alliance

By Sukjoon Yoon
South Korea’s debate on OPCON transfer has become muddled.

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