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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.

Japan Will Get F-35Bs on a Flattop With US Cooperation. Will South Korea Follow?
September 18, 2019

Japan Will Get F-35Bs on a Flattop With US Cooperation. Will South Korea Follow?

By Robert Farley
It remains to be seen whether South Korea will benefit from the same kind of cooperation.
More Money? More Problems for the US-South Korea Burden-Sharing Talks
August 01, 2019

More Money? More Problems for the US-South Korea Burden-Sharing Talks

By Kyle Ferrier
Reports that the U.S. will seek $5 billion annually from South Korea signal trouble ahead in the alliance.

US Forces Korea Commander: US-South Korea Readiness Hasn’t ‘Slowed Down One Bit’
May 29, 2019

US Forces Korea Commander: US-South Korea Readiness Hasn’t ‘Slowed Down One Bit’

By Ankit Panda
The door to diplomacy remains open, Abrams added.

Why Moon Jae-in Should Not Follow Willy Brandt’s Footsteps
May 10, 2019

Why Moon Jae-in Should Not Follow Willy Brandt’s Footsteps

By Khang Vu
As Pyongyang seeks to create dissonance in the U.S.-South Korea alliance, Seoul and Washington must move in lockstep.

Darcie Draudt on President Moon's 2-Year Anniversary
May 01, 2019

Darcie Draudt on President Moon's 2-Year Anniversary

By Shannon Tiezzi
How is South Korea’s Moon Jae-in faring two years into his presidency?

When Tokyo and Seoul Fight, a Complacent Washington Loses
March 26, 2019

When Tokyo and Seoul Fight, a Complacent Washington Loses

By Katrin Fraser Katz
Bickering between Seoul and Tokyo plays directly into the hands of Pyongyang and Beijing.
Who’s Right About the New US-South Korea Joint Military Exercise?
March 08, 2019

Who’s Right About the New US-South Korea Joint Military Exercise?

By Kyle Ferrier
Making sense of the new Dong Maeng drills.

US, South Korea Call Off Foal Eagle and Key Resolve Exercises, Announce New Exercise
March 04, 2019

US, South Korea Call Off Foal Eagle and Key Resolve Exercises, Announce New Exercise

By Ankit Panda
A new exercise represents a modification of the normally expansive springtime allied drills.

What Does the Signed Cost Sharing Agreement Mean for the US-South Korea Alliance?
February 15, 2019

What Does the Signed Cost Sharing Agreement Mean for the US-South Korea Alliance?

By Kyle Ferrier
Though a positive development, it's hard to see the new burden sharing agreement as anything more than a stopgap measure.

US, South Korea Reach Preliminary One-Year Burden-Sharing Agreement
February 06, 2019

US, South Korea Reach Preliminary One-Year Burden-Sharing Agreement

By Ankit Panda
The agreement will see South Korea increase its contribution from $800 million to $1 billion over one year.
US Special Envoy in Korea for Talks Ahead of Trump-Kim summit
February 06, 2019

US Special Envoy in Korea for Talks Ahead of Trump-Kim summit

By Hyung-Jin Kim
The US special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, will stop in both Seoul and Pyongyang this week.

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