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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
Seoul avoids diplomatic disaster in forced labor dispute with Japan — for now
Analysis

Seoul avoids diplomatic disaster in forced labor dispute with Japan — for now

Supreme Court could still order Japanese firm to pay reparations, a move that would incite cycle of mutual retaliation

Seoul avoids diplomatic disaster in forced labor dispute with Japan — for now
Justin YeoJustin Yeo August 23, 2022
Why South Korea’s powerful economy is still considered a developing market
Analysis

Why South Korea’s powerful economy is still considered a developing market

Status contributes to undervalued stocks, but Seoul has shown little interest in required reforms

Why South Korea’s powerful economy is still considered a developing market
Peter WardPeter Ward August 22, 2022
Seoul wants to ban subterranean housing, but residents have few other options
Analysis

Seoul wants to ban subterranean housing, but residents have few other options

Prohibiting semi-basement ‘banjiha’ apartments without offering affordable alternatives hurts city’s most vulnerable

Seoul wants to ban subterranean housing, but residents have few other options
Jack GreenbergJack Greenberg August 19, 2022
Yoon chases public opinion as he pardons Samsung prince, but not an ex-president
Opinion

Yoon chases public opinion as he pardons Samsung prince, but not an ex-president

South Korean president is seeking economic wins amid low approval rating, while aiming to avoid political controversy

Yoon chases public opinion as he pardons Samsung prince, but not an ex-president
Benjamin A. EngelBenjamin A. Engel August 17, 2022
South Korea and India enjoy growing ties. But will Yoon prioritize New Delhi?
Analysis

South Korea and India enjoy growing ties. But will Yoon prioritize New Delhi?

New administration can build on Moon’s efforts to elevate relationship and expanding economic and security cooperation

South Korea and India enjoy growing ties. But will Yoon prioritize New Delhi?
Gabriela BernalGabriela Bernal August 11, 2022
Yoon’s botched handling of Pelosi visit sends muddled diplomatic messages
Opinion

Yoon’s botched handling of Pelosi visit sends muddled diplomatic messages

South Korean president risks opening himself to charge of placating China even as he seeks closer ties with US

Yoon’s botched handling of Pelosi visit sends muddled diplomatic messages
James FretwellJames Fretwell August 9, 2022
Israeli envoy: Korea-Israel ties bright but Yoon visit would be ‘transformative’
Analysis

Israeli envoy: Korea-Israel ties bright but Yoon visit would be ‘transformative’

In interview, Ambassador Akiva Tor says South Korea to ratify FTA ‘very soon’ and that he ‘often’ warns of Iran threats

Israeli envoy: Korea-Israel ties bright but Yoon visit would be ‘transformative’
James FretwellJames Fretwell August 5, 2022