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South Korea: United Nations Command, the Bête Noire of Alliance Management
February 12, 2021

South Korea: United Nations Command, the Bête Noire of Alliance Management

By Anthony W. Holmes
The UNC is the target of deep distrust and sometimes paranoia in South Korea. Why?

South Korea Restarts Cost-Sharing Negotiations With Washington 
February 09, 2021

South Korea Restarts Cost-Sharing Negotiations With Washington 

By Mitch Shin
With a new administration in Washington, Seoul welcomed the chance to resume SMA negotiations that have been stalled for nearly a year. 
Seeking North Korea Breakthrough, Seoul Looks to Biden Administration
February 03, 2021

Seeking North Korea Breakthrough, Seoul Looks to Biden Administration

By Mitch Shin
The Moon administration starts dialogue with the new U.S. administration, hoping to induce Pyongyang to reactivate back channels for negotiations.

Duyeon Kim on South Korea’s Foreign Policy Priorities
February 02, 2021

Duyeon Kim on South Korea’s Foreign Policy Priorities

By Shannon Tiezzi
How the Moon administration is seeking to navigate its most pressing challenges, from North Korea to the U.S.-China cold war.

How Biden Can Navigate a New Era in South Korean Politics
January 15, 2021

How Biden Can Navigate a New Era in South Korean Politics

By Brian Kim
The future of U.S.-ROK relations depends on the United States understanding the priorities of South Korea’s now-dominant liberals.

Who Is South Korea Rooting for in the US Presidential Election?
November 02, 2020

Who Is South Korea Rooting for in the US Presidential Election?

By Mitch Shin
Apparently, Joe Biden is unofficially favored by South Korea, but there are serious concerns about his approach to North Korea.

US Presidential Elections 2020: The Future of the ROK-US Alliance
October 07, 2020

US Presidential Elections 2020: The Future of the ROK-US Alliance

By Jihoon Yu, Jiyoon Kim, and Erik French
The upcoming U.S. presidential election will have significant consequences for the trajectory of South Korea-U.S. relations.
The Cost of Pompeo’s Cancelled Trips to South Korea and Mongolia
October 06, 2020

The Cost of Pompeo’s Cancelled Trips to South Korea and Mongolia

By Shannon Tiezzi
President Trump’s COVID-19 infection threw a wrench into U.S. Asia diplomacy.

What Should Be on the Agenda for US-Korea Relations?
October 02, 2020

What Should Be on the Agenda for US-Korea Relations?

By Troy Stangarone
Americans, in general, have a favorable opinion of South Korea. There’s ample appetite for expanding cooperation along several avenues.

The Asia Inheritance: Trump and US Alliances
October 01, 2020

The Asia Inheritance: Trump and US Alliances

By Abraham M. Denmark and Shihoko Goto
U.S. alliances have been tested under the Trump administration – but have also proven more durable than many expected.

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."

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