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What Mattis Did and Didn't Say About US-South Korea Military Exercises
August 30, 2018
What Mattis Did and Didn't Say About US-South Korea Military Exercises
Mattis' comments were misreported. The U.S.-South Korea alliance has reached no decision on upcoming major exercises.
What Mattis Did and Didn't Say About US-South Korea Military Exercises
US and South Korea Agree to Initiate FTA Amendment Negotiations
October 06, 2017
US and South Korea Agree to Initiate FTA Amendment Negotiations
Trump’s threats to terminate the agreement entirely seems to have brought the Koreans to the table.
US and South Korea Agree to Initiate FTA Amendment Negotiations
Attacking KORUS is Worse than Abandoning TPP
September 29, 2017
Attacking KORUS is Worse than Abandoning TPP
Retreating from the agreement would not only damage U.S.-ROK relations but impact key U.S. industries that have benefited from the deal.
Attacking KORUS is Worse than Abandoning TPP
Trump Is Undercutting America’s Allies and Strengthening China’s Hand
August 17, 2017
Trump Is Undercutting America’s Allies and Strengthening China’s Hand
Meanwhile, the Presidents of South Korea and Taiwan are trying to ride the tiger of Trumpian uncertainty .
Trump Is Undercutting America’s Allies and Strengthening China’s Hand
South Korea Boosts Defense Budget Amid Rising North Korea Threat
December 06, 2016
South Korea Boosts Defense Budget Amid Rising North Korea Threat
The country’s parliament approved a record-high defense budget.
South Korea Boosts Defense Budget Amid Rising North Korea Threat
What is the Future of US Policy Toward Japan and Korea?
October 11, 2016
What is the Future of US Policy Toward Japan and Korea?
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump espouse very different policies toward America's two biggest allies in Asia.
What is the Future of US Policy Toward Japan and Korea?
Time to Rethink US and South Korean Approaches to North Korea
February 19, 2016
Time to Rethink US and South Korean Approaches to North Korea
In approaching North Korea, doing the same thing over and over with sanctions simply won't work.
Time to Rethink US and South Korean Approaches to North Korea
The Trouble With The US Bomber Overflight Against North Korea
January 12, 2016
The Trouble With The US Bomber Overflight Against North Korea
The B-52 overflight was a failure in nuclear signaling.
The Trouble With The US Bomber Overflight Against North Korea
The Truth About South Korea's TPP Shift
October 23, 2015
The Truth About South Korea's TPP Shift
A look at the reasons behind Seoul's recent rethinking.
The Truth About South Korea's TPP Shift
Preparing for the Next Korean War
August 24, 2015
Preparing for the Next Korean War
Why the U.S.-ROK alliance should plan for a limited war on the Korean Peninsula.
Preparing for the Next Korean War
The Korean Peninsula's Status Quo Crisis
May 06, 2015
The Korean Peninsula's Status Quo Crisis
The status quo on the Korean Peninsula is inching the US-ROK alliance closer to a crisis.
The Korean Peninsula's Status Quo Crisis
Is North Korea a Nuclear State?
March 26, 2015
Is North Korea a Nuclear State?
What's in a name when it comes to North Korea's nuclear status?
Is North Korea a Nuclear State?
US, South Korea Begin Annual Joint Exercise
August 19, 2014
US, South Korea Begin Annual Joint Exercise
50,000 ROK troops and 30,000 U.S. troops are involved in the 2014 Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise.
US, South Korea Begin Annual Joint Exercise
South Korea: Dependence in the Age of OPCON
July 09, 2014
South Korea: Dependence in the Age of OPCON
The transfer of wartime operational control is part of larger questions about the US-ROK alliance.
South Korea: Dependence in the Age of OPCON
US, South Korea Discuss Operational Control (OPCON) Transfer
June 17, 2014
US, South Korea Discuss Operational Control (OPCON) Transfer
The two allies held a high-level meeting to discuss the transfer of wartime operational control of South Korean forces.
US, South Korea Discuss Operational Control (OPCON) Transfer
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