March 03, 2024
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Why South Korea’s urban expansion is a double-edged sword for growth
Analysis

Why South Korea’s urban expansion is a double-edged sword for growth

The Yoon administration’s plans to develop military lands raise questions on speculation and national defense

Why South Korea’s urban expansion is a double-edged sword for growth
Lina ParkLina Park February 29, 2024
Fertility freefall challenges South Korea’s demographic stability
Briefings

Fertility freefall challenges South Korea’s demographic stability

As birth rates plummet, the implications for education, health and politics grow dire

Fertility freefall challenges South Korea’s demographic stability
KOREA PROKOREA PRO February 29, 2024
South Korea boosts defense exports amid escalating global tensions
Briefings

South Korea boosts defense exports amid escalating global tensions

Increased Eximbank fund aims to aid ROK defense firms in securing large-scale defense contracts, but risks remain

South Korea boosts defense exports amid escalating global tensions
KOREA PROKOREA PRO February 26, 2024
South Korea’s arms sale to Saudi Arabia and confusing election systems — Ep. 4
Podcast

South Korea’s arms sale to Saudi Arabia and confusing election systems — Ep. 4

The Korea Pro team discusses sale of missile interceptors and defense technology leaks

South Korea’s arms sale to Saudi Arabia and confusing election systems — Ep. 4
KOREA PROKOREA PRO February 9, 2024
South Korea’s defense strategy takes flight with Saudi missile sale
Briefings

South Korea’s defense strategy takes flight with Saudi missile sale

The $3.2 billion missile system deal with Saudi Arabia highlights Seoul’s growing influence in the Middle East region

South Korea’s defense strategy takes flight with Saudi missile sale
KOREA PROKOREA PRO February 8, 2024
South Korea’s fighter jet project hits turbulence amid tech theft saga
Analysis

South Korea’s fighter jet project hits turbulence amid tech theft saga

Allegations of espionage by Indonesian engineers put a spotlight on security and trust in defense collaborations

South Korea’s fighter jet project hits turbulence amid tech theft saga
John LeeJohn Lee February 7, 2024
South Korea-Russia ties worsen amid North Korea, Ukraine differences
Briefings

South Korea-Russia ties worsen amid North Korea, Ukraine differences

Diplomatic spat reflects both countries’ dissatisfaction with each other, but energy trade will likely remain stable

South Korea-Russia ties worsen amid North Korea, Ukraine differences
KOREA PROKOREA PRO February 5, 2024
Female conscription debate and presidential veto of Itaewon probe bill — Ep. 3
Podcast

Female conscription debate and presidential veto of Itaewon probe bill — Ep. 3

The Korea Pro team unravels the politics behind the bill, Lee Jun-seok’s not-so-new pledge and US-ROK-Japan relations

Female conscription debate and presidential veto of Itaewon probe bill — Ep. 3
KOREA PROKOREA PRO February 2, 2024
Why South Korea’s arms deals with Poland faces unexpected hurdles
Analysis

Why South Korea’s arms deals with Poland faces unexpected hurdles

Lack of foresight, financial snags and political changes in Warsaw cast doubt on major international arms deals

Why South Korea’s arms deals with Poland faces unexpected hurdles
Anthony V. RinnaAnthony V. Rinna January 29, 2024
South Korea ramps up drone production amid North’s advances
Briefings

South Korea ramps up drone production amid North’s advances

Seoul’s advanced MUAVs will aid South Korea counter the DPRK’s drones but could cause tensions with US over competition

South Korea ramps up drone production amid North’s advances
KOREA PROKOREA PRO January 26, 2024
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