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South Korea’s Yoon Suk-yeol Finally Meets Japan’s Prime Minister
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. 

Yoon Suk-yeol’s UN Debut Overshadowed by Japan-South Korea Summit Debacle
September 21, 2022

Yoon Suk-yeol’s UN Debut Overshadowed by Japan-South Korea Summit Debacle

By Mitch Shin
Yoon emphasized his support for “freedom” in a U.N. General Assembly address, but most attention focused on the dimming chances of a summit with Japan’s Kishida Fumio. 
South Korea’s President Yoon Could (But Won’t) Be Removed From Office for Lying
September 13, 2022

South Korea’s President Yoon Could (But Won’t) Be Removed From Office for Lying

By Justin Fendos
The latest scandal to rock the new administration may be the most serious: a charge that Yoon lied while on the campaign trail, violating South Korea's public office election law.

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.

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.
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.

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.

Unprecedented Rainstorm Exposes South Korea’s Blind Spots
August 11, 2022

Unprecedented Rainstorm Exposes South Korea’s Blind Spots

By Hayoung Seo
The extreme flooding in Seoul highlighted South Korea’s lack of preparation for natural disasters – or climate change in general.

South Koreans Question President Yoon’s Decision to Skip Meeting with Pelosi
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. 
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. 

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