John Lee is the editor of KOREA PRO, based in Seoul. Prior to that, he was a contributor for NK News and KOREA PRO. His focus is on South Korean foreign policy and ROK-U.S. relations.
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Yoon administration tiptoeing around ties with Moscow despite saying it wants to do more to defend democratic freedoms
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