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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. 
South Korea Takes a Step in Efforts to Repair Relations With Japan
July 14, 2022

South Korea Takes a Step in Efforts to Repair Relations With Japan

By Troy Stangarone
With a new consultative body to address forced labor issues, the Yoon administration is seeking to prevent the issues that scuttled the 2015 "comfort women" agreement.

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. 

NATO’s Madrid Summit and the Interlinkages Between European and Asian Security
June 29, 2022

NATO’s Madrid Summit and the Interlinkages Between European and Asian Security

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Why are the leaders of Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Japan heading to a NATO summit?

Can Nuclear Energy Power South Korea’s Future?
June 25, 2022

Can Nuclear Energy Power South Korea’s Future?

By Eunwoo Lee
President Yoon wants nuclear energy to catapult South Korea to carbon neutrality and international prestige. But a rough road lies ahead.
What Does South Korea’s First Lady Do?
June 21, 2022

What Does South Korea’s First Lady Do?

By Hae Kyung Ahn
President Yoon's wife, Kim Keon Hee, has attracted controversy already.

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