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Don’t Mistake South Korea’s Yoon Suk-yeol for a China Hawk
August 27, 2022

Don’t Mistake South Korea’s Yoon Suk-yeol for a China Hawk

By Joel Atkinson
On 3 big issues – THAAD missile defense, Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan and South Korea, and the Chip 4 semiconductor initiative – Yoon has been careful not to anger Beijing.

Is South Korea’s President Yoon Really ‘Tough on China’?
August 17, 2022

Is South Korea’s President Yoon Really ‘Tough on China’?

By Jae Chang
Despite President Yoon Suk-yeol’s campaign promises, his actions show that South Korea’s foreign policy still operates within Chinese constraints.
China, South Korea Foreign Ministers Pledge Deepened Cooperation
July 08, 2022

China, South Korea Foreign Ministers Pledge Deepened Cooperation

By Shannon Tiezzi
Despite campaign-trail promises to get tough on China, the Yoon administration in practice has been more cautious in its dealings with Beijing.

For South Korea’s New President, Challenges Mount at Home and Abroad
May 25, 2022

For South Korea’s New President, Challenges Mount at Home and Abroad

By Michael Mitsanas
North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs. The China challenge. Social divisions at home. Just two weeks into office, Yoon Suk-yeol has a full plate.

Wary of Policy Shift, China Reaches out to South Korea’s New President
May 10, 2022

Wary of Policy Shift, China Reaches out to South Korea’s New President

By Shannon Tiezzi
Beijing is showing its sunny side, in hopes of convincing Yoon Suk-yeol that cooperation is a better choice than the hard line he embraced on the campaign trail.

What to Expect From Yoon Suk-yeol’s Policy on North Korea 
April 13, 2022

What to Expect From Yoon Suk-yeol’s Policy on North Korea 

By Mitch Shin
The incoming Yoon administration will change Seoul’s overtures on North Korea issues. As a result, the arms race will likely be intensified in the coming years. 

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