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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."
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.

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