November 17, 2022
South Korea’s Sideline Diplomacy at the ASEAN and G20 Meetings
By Andrew Yeo
After a series of gaffes on its last round of international trips, the Yoon administration seems to have hit its diplomatic stride at the ASEAN and G-20 summits.
September 22, 2022
South Korea’s Yoon Suk-yeol Finally Meets Japan’s Prime Minister
By Mitch Shin
While Yoon failed to hold a formal summit with U.S. President Joe Biden, he succeeded in having an “informal meeting” with Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio.
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.
August 04, 2022
South Koreans Question President Yoon’s Decision to Skip Meeting with Pelosi
By Mitch Shin
Pelosi met her South Korean counterpart on Thursday, but could not meet South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol because of his summer vacation in Seoul.
July 05, 2022
Japan-South Korea Tensions on Display at NATO Summit
By Duncan Bartlett
A meeting between the leaders of Japan and South Korea has shown the issues that divide them, including North Korea.
July 02, 2022
Can South Korea Bridge NATO and the US Indo-Pacific Strategy?
By Sukjoon Yoon
What is the link between the North Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific regions, and what is South Korea’s role in this reimagined security framework?
June 16, 2022
Australia and South Korea: Resetting Middle Power Ambitions
By Peter K. Lee and Sarah Teo
It is worth assessing if and how two of the Indo-Pacific’s most prominent middle powers might once again pursue creative and ambitious statecraft.
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.
May 23, 2022
Yoon and Biden Hold 1st Summit Meeting in Seoul
By Mitch Shin
U.S. President Joe Biden visited South Korea from May 20 to May 22 and discussed regional issues with new South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol.
May 17, 2022
Which Yoon Should Biden Expect at the Upcoming South Korea-US Summit?
By Gi-Wook Shin and Kelsi Caywood
Yoon has been compared to Biden’s own nemesis, Donald Trump, but he is far from a political iconoclast.
May 11, 2022
South Korea’s New Government Looks to Reinvigorate Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral
By Eunil Cho
New President Yoon Suk-yeol has been clear about his intentions. Putting rhetoric into practice will prove more difficult, but not impossible.
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.