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US Defense Secretary Esper’s Second Asia Trip Puts Alliances in Focus
November 18, 2019

US Defense Secretary Esper’s Second Asia Trip Puts Alliances in Focus

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. secretary of defense contends with cost-sharing and other controversies.

US-North Korea Doldrums Return After Third Trump-Kim Summit
July 17, 2019

US-North Korea Doldrums Return After Third Trump-Kim Summit

By Ankit Panda
Did Trump once again move to call off upcoming U.S.-South Korea military exercises?
Export Controls, History, and Geopolitics: Making Sense of the Japan-South Korea Crisis
July 11, 2019

Export Controls, History, and Geopolitics: Making Sense of the Japan-South Korea Crisis

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
What’s at the core of rising Japan-South Korea tensions and what will it take for the two countries to walk back?

Top US Asia Diplomat to Visit Japan, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand in First Overseas Trip
July 10, 2019

Top US Asia Diplomat to Visit Japan, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand in First Overseas Trip

By Ankit Panda
David R. Stilwell, the new U.S. assistant secretary for East Asia and the Pacific, is off to the region in his first trip.

South Korea and the US Indo-Pacific Strategy: At an Arm’s Length?
July 07, 2019

South Korea and the US Indo-Pacific Strategy: At an Arm’s Length?

By Ankit Panda
Moon Jae-in came close to endorsing the Indo-Pacific strategy without actually doing so.

Trump, Senior US Officials to Attend Summit With South Korea
June 25, 2019

Trump, Senior US Officials to Attend Summit With South Korea

By Ankit Panda
High-level accompaniment to the U.S. president raises questions of a possible DMZ visit—or even a summit.

Korean Legislator Under Fire for Publicizing Classified Trump-Moon Phone Call
May 31, 2019

Korean Legislator Under Fire for Publicizing Classified Trump-Moon Phone Call

By Kyle Pope and Adam Pepin-Hall
The leak has created a political firestorm in South Korea.
Where to Next for US-North Korea Talks?
April 12, 2019

Where to Next for US-North Korea Talks?

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
Can South Korean President Moon Jae-in save the moribund U.S.-North Korea diplomatic process?

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.

Seoul Is Testing US Patience Over North Korea Sanctions
November 17, 2018

Seoul Is Testing US Patience Over North Korea Sanctions

By Yigal Chazan
South Korea’s Moon Jae-in risks breaching American and UN measures in wooing Pyongyang.

The Truth About KORUS and Jobs
October 06, 2018

The Truth About KORUS and Jobs

By Phil Eskeland
Far from a “horrible deal,” KORUS has worked quite well for the United States.
KORUS Revision Does Little for US, Less for Koreans
September 27, 2018

KORUS Revision Does Little for US, Less for Koreans

By Justin Fendos
What’s actually in the revision of the KORUS free trade agreement?

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