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U.S.-South Korea alliance

The Great Debate Over South Korea Developing Nuclear Weapons Is Back

The Great Debate Over South Korea Developing Nuclear Weapons Is Back

By Mitch Shin
Despite a destabilized Korean Peninsula due to North Korean missile developments, acquiring nuclear weapons would be a dead end for Seoul.

How a Second Trump Term Could Shape the South Korea-U.S. Alliance

How a Second Trump Term Could Shape the South Korea-U.S. Alliance

By Jihoon Yu and Erik French
Three points of friction could emerge over policy toward North Korea, host-nation support, and China policy.
What the Return of Trump Would Mean for South Korea

What the Return of Trump Would Mean for South Korea

By Clint Work
The former president called into question the U.S. force presence in Korea – the foundation for the alliance.

Blinken’s Visit to South Korea: Democracy, North Korea, and Beyond

Blinken’s Visit to South Korea: Democracy, North Korea, and Beyond

By Le Nhu Mai
Seoul and Washington continue to seek a more close-knit bilateral alliance to better achieve their own strategic aims. 

South Korean and US Troops to Begin Major Exercises Next Week

South Korean and US Troops to Begin Major Exercises Next Week

By Hyung-jin Kim
Following expanded weapons tests by North Korea, this year’s Freedom Shield exercise will involve 48 field exercises, double the number conducted last year.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

The US, South Korea and Japan Conduct Naval Drills in a Show of Strength Against North Korea

The US, South Korea and Japan Conduct Naval Drills in a Show of Strength Against North Korea

By Kim Tong-hyung
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been on a provocative run of weapons testing and threats that raised regional tensions to their highest point in years.

North Korea Factor Fades Amid Seoul’s Trilateral Engagement

North Korea Factor Fades Amid Seoul’s Trilateral Engagement

By Abhishek Sharma
South Korea’s current diplomatic strategy is overlooking its greatest security threat.
Shifting Visions of the South Korea-US Alliance

Shifting Visions of the South Korea-US Alliance

By Clint Work and Joo Young Kim
Changes in the official “Defense Vision” documents show clearly how conceptions of the alliance have evolved from 2019 to 2023.

What Do US Indo-Pacific Allies Think of the Biden-Xi Summit?

What Do US Indo-Pacific Allies Think of the Biden-Xi Summit?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Views from Australia, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan.

South Korea: America’s Forgotten Ally? 

South Korea: America’s Forgotten Ally? 

By Troy Stangarone and Clint Work
South Korea’s reluctance to play a more vocal role often leaves its sizable contributions less noticed than those of other allies.

Realizing a South Korea-US Defense Partnership in Space

Realizing a South Korea-US Defense Partnership in Space

By Sam Wilson
The allies’ wide-ranging level of military cooperation has not typically extended to space. That may be about to change.
How the US SSBN Port Call in Busan Bolsters Extended Deterrence

How the US SSBN Port Call in Busan Bolsters Extended Deterrence

By Jihoon Yu and Erik French
By announcing the USS Kentucky’s visit to Busan, the U.S. temporarily rendered one of its key assets more vulnerable, showing that it is willing to run risks on behalf of South Korea. 

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