May 26, 2024

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KOREA PRO

KOREA PRO

KOREA PRO is an essential resource providing objective insights and analysis on the most important stories and issues in South Korea, on topics ranging from foreign relations and politics to society and economics.

Podcast

Optics and outmaneuvering: Yoon and Lee sit down for the first time – Ep. 17

The Korea Pro team examines how Lee dominated the optics of their meeting, and other political updates 

KOREA PROKOREA PROMay 2, 2024
Briefings

South Korea being considered as potential member of AUKUS second pillar

Pillar 2 focuses on defense technology and requires a commitment to protect sensitive information

KOREA PROKOREA PROMay 2, 2024
Briefings

ROK holds defense, foreign ministerial talks with Australia amid power vacuum 

ROK defense and foreign ministers visit Australia, former tour Hanhwa Defense facility in Victoria

KOREA PROKOREA PROMay 1, 2024
Briefings

First formal meeting between Yoon and opposition leader yields scant progress

While Yoon and Lee agree on the need for medical reform, they butted heads on most other issues

KOREA PROKOREA PROApril 30, 2024
Briefings

US seeks “fair” and “equitable” defense cost-sharing talks with South Korea

Negotiations to determine Seoul’s share of USFK costs face resistance from South Korea’s ruling and opposition parties

KOREA PROKOREA PROApril 29, 2024
Podcast

President Yoon-DP leader Lee meeting, arms exports, Cho Kuk’s fate — Ep. 16

Yoon and Lee to discuss $180 handouts; Korea to sell rockets to Poland and missiles to Romania; Cho’s party falls short

KOREA PROKOREA PROApril 26, 2024
Briefings

US aims for three-way nuclear deterrence talks with South Korea, Japan

Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell suggests Nobel Peace Prize for Yoon, Kishida amid regional security concerns

KOREA PROKOREA PROApril 26, 2024
Briefings

South Korea positions itself as key partner in Africa’s development strategy

Meeting between trade minister and AfCFTA Secretary General highlights Seoul’s growing interest in the continent

KOREA PROKOREA PROApril 25, 2024
Briefings

Tensions resurface between Japan and South Korea over historical disputes

Low approval ratings and recent elections could tempt leaders to resort to inflammatory rhetoric, risking progress

KOREA PROKOREA PROApril 24, 2024
Briefings

South Korea, Japan strengthen chip partnership with $120 million investment deal

Industry minister Ahn Duk-geun’s Tokyo visit highlights growing tech cooperation between the two nations

KOREA PROKOREA PROApril 23, 2024
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