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South Korea Proposes Inter-Korean Talks to Help Separated Families
September 08, 2022

South Korea Proposes Inter-Korean Talks to Help Separated Families

By Mitch Shin
Amid the stalled inter-Korean dialogue, the South Korean unification minister publicly proposed talks with North Korea to resolve the issues of separated families.  

Yoon Suk-yeol’s Audacious Initiative for Denuclearization Will Fail
August 26, 2022

Yoon Suk-yeol’s Audacious Initiative for Denuclearization Will Fail

By Mitch Shin
The Yoon administration is trying to carry out a policy toward North Korea that has already been tried -- with no success.
Yoon Suk-yeol Maintains the Status Quo on North Korea
August 24, 2022

Yoon Suk-yeol Maintains the Status Quo on North Korea

By Dylan Stent
South Korea’s policies toward Pyongyang differ less from administration to administration than is often assumed.

North Korea Trashes Yoon’s ‘Audacious Initiative’ for Denuclearization
August 19, 2022

North Korea Trashes Yoon’s ‘Audacious Initiative’ for Denuclearization

By Mitch Shin
Calling Seoul’s offer “an absurd dream,” Kim Yo Jong derided the South Korean president with North Korean-style insults. 

North Korea Fires 2 Cruise Missiles Toward Yellow Sea
August 17, 2022

North Korea Fires 2 Cruise Missiles Toward Yellow Sea

By Mitch Shin
On South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s 100th day in office, North Korea test-fired its two cruise missiles.

South Korea’s President Offers ‘Audacious Initiative’ for North Korea’s Denuclearization
August 15, 2022

South Korea’s President Offers ‘Audacious Initiative’ for North Korea’s Denuclearization

By Mitch Shin
Amid the stalled nuclear and inter-Korean dialogue, President Yoon Suk-yeol again repeated his pledge of economic rewards for denuclearization.

Kim Jong Un Slams South Korean President’s ‘Suicidal’ Military Moves
July 28, 2022

Kim Jong Un Slams South Korean President’s ‘Suicidal’ Military Moves

By Mitch Shin
Responding to Seoul’s hawkish action against the country, the North Korean leader said his country is ready to mobilize its nuclear war deterrent. 
South Korean Spy Agency Files Charges Against Ex-Chiefs Over North Korea Border Incidents
July 06, 2022

South Korean Spy Agency Files Charges Against Ex-Chiefs Over North Korea Border Incidents

By Kim Tong-Hyung and Hyung-Jin Kim
Two previous National Intelligence Service directors were charged with improperly handling investigations into separate incidents in 2019 and 2020.

From Europe, Yoon Suk Yeol Calls for International Cooperation on North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Threats
June 30, 2022

From Europe, Yoon Suk Yeol Calls for International Cooperation on North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Threats

By Mitch Shin
As China opposed Yoon’s attendance at the NATO meetings, Seoul will likely face more complicated obstacles to deter North Korea’s nuclear and missile developments. 

Korean Peninsula Tensions Escalate Amid a Return to Old School Policies
June 14, 2022

Korean Peninsula Tensions Escalate Amid a Return to Old School Policies

By Mitch Shin
After a meeting with his U.S. counterpart, South Korea's foreign minister emphasized strengthening the joint extended deterrence against North Korea’s missile threats. 

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.
At Inauguration, Yoon Suk-yeol Shows Old-School Approach to North Korea
May 10, 2022

At Inauguration, Yoon Suk-yeol Shows Old-School Approach to North Korea

By Mitch Shin
During his inauguration speech, South Korea’s new president floated the possibility of providing economic packages to Pyongyang in return for denuclearization.

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