May 26, 2024
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South Korea has to follow US on Russia, but risks economic and security fallout
Analysis

South Korea has to follow US on Russia, but risks economic and security fallout

Seoul faces oil import regulations and closer Russia-North Korea ties, but opportunities to sell arms to a shaken Europe

South Korea has to follow US on Russia, but risks economic and security fallout
James FretwellJames Fretwell September 15, 2022
Fast internet speeds can’t save South Korea’s terrible websites
Opinion

Fast internet speeds can’t save South Korea’s terrible websites

Proprietary security protocols and bad UI pose barriers to foreigners and fly in the face of country’s global ambitions

Fast internet speeds can’t save South Korea’s terrible websites
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll September 14, 2022
South Korea reins in budget spending in face of demographic time bomb
Analysis

South Korea reins in budget spending in face of demographic time bomb

While ROK still enjoys enviable fiscal position, cuts from Moon-era budget highs will likely hurt industry and poor

South Korea reins in budget spending in face of demographic time bomb
Peter WardPeter Ward September 12, 2022
South Korea set to lose big if US and Iran can’t agree on new nuclear deal
Analysis

South Korea set to lose big if US and Iran can’t agree on new nuclear deal

Seoul agreed to expand economic relations with Tehran but was thwarted by Trump’s withdrawal from previous agreement

South Korea set to lose big if US and Iran can’t agree on new nuclear deal
James FretwellJames Fretwell September 8, 2022
Seoul mayor’s redevelopment plans risk gutting the city’s cultural heritage
Analysis

Seoul mayor’s redevelopment plans risk gutting the city’s cultural heritage

Oh Se-hoon seeks to reign in housing prices and foster business growth but faces local opposition to renovation efforts

Seoul mayor’s redevelopment plans risk gutting the city’s cultural heritage
Jack GreenbergJack Greenberg September 7, 2022
How the war in Ukraine complicates South Korea’s nuclear export plans
Analysis

How the war in Ukraine complicates South Korea’s nuclear export plans

Seoul scored major victory with successful bid to build Egyptian nuclear plant but now must work with Russian firm

How the war in Ukraine complicates South Korea’s nuclear export plans
John LeeJohn Lee September 6, 2022
South Korea’s defense industry looks to Europe with major Polish arms deal
Analysis

South Korea’s defense industry looks to Europe with major Polish arms deal

Defense ties in region will require greater ROK interest in security situation and decisive approach to Russia

South Korea’s defense industry looks to Europe with major Polish arms deal
Oskar PietrewiczOskar Pietrewicz September 1, 2022
Friends without benefits: How a new US law penalizes South Korean carmakers
Analysis

Friends without benefits: How a new US law penalizes South Korean carmakers

Inflation Reduction Act casts doubt over Washington’s commitment to multilateralism and economic security of its allies

Friends without benefits: How a new US law penalizes South Korean carmakers
Sooyoung OhSooyoung Oh August 30, 2022
What a Trump comeback would mean for South Korea’s reset with the US
Analysis

What a Trump comeback would mean for South Korea’s reset with the US

Reelection of former president hostile toward Seoul could throw allies’ ties into chaos, experts say

What a Trump comeback would mean for South Korea’s reset with the US
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll August 29, 2022
Shared worldviews drive growing defense ties between South Korea and Australia
Analysis

Shared worldviews drive growing defense ties between South Korea and Australia

Weapons deals support ROK’s domestic R&D and boost supply chain resiliency with democratic partner in region

Shared worldviews drive growing defense ties between South Korea and Australia
John LeeJohn Lee August 25, 2022