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The US-South Korea Alliance and the China Factor
August 26, 2020

The US-South Korea Alliance and the China Factor

By Clint Work
In the current context of U.S.-China competition, Washington’s strategic preferences and Seoul’s search for greater autonomy are clashing.

Scott Snyder on Trump, South Korea, and ‘America-First’ Alliance Policy
August 19, 2020

Scott Snyder on Trump, South Korea, and ‘America-First’ Alliance Policy

By Shannon Tiezzi
"One dismisses the president’s longstanding beliefs that allies such as South Korea are free riders at one’s own peril."
Why South Korea Should Be Key to a Revised US Indo-Pacific Approach
July 02, 2020

Why South Korea Should Be Key to a Revised US Indo-Pacific Approach

By Kyle Ferrier
COVID-19 highlights the need to address nontraditional security issues in the region – something South Korea has great expertise in.

Amid COVID-19, the US Needs to Rethink Its Approach to Host Nation Support Talks
June 12, 2020

Amid COVID-19, the US Needs to Rethink Its Approach to Host Nation Support Talks

By Jeffrey W. Hornung
Pushing for vastly increased contributions when Japan and South face looming recessions amid an ongoing pandemic will not serve U.S. interests.

On Hong Kong, South Korea Is Caught Between China and US
May 29, 2020

On Hong Kong, South Korea Is Caught Between China and US

By Tae-jun Kang
The Hong Kong issue is adding urgency to South Korea’s need for a new balancing strategy between the U.S. and China.

Next RQ-4 Global Hawk Drones Arrive in South Korea
April 20, 2020

Next RQ-4 Global Hawk Drones Arrive in South Korea

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. ambassador to South Korea made the announcement on Twitter.

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.

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