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How South Korea’s Nuri rocket boosts its space and defense capabilities
Analysis

How South Korea’s Nuri rocket boosts its space and defense capabilities

The successful launch aligns with Seoul’s plans to boost aerospace exports and explore the Moon and Mars

How South Korea’s Nuri rocket boosts its space and defense capabilities
Yeji ChungYeji Chung May 26, 2023
Why China is the elephant in the room for South Korea’s foreign policy
Analysis

Why China is the elephant in the room for South Korea’s foreign policy

Seoul may struggle to ignore worsening diplomatic ties with largest trade partner, sponsor of ‘main enemy’ North Korea

Why China is the elephant in the room for South Korea’s foreign policy
John PetrushkaJohn Petrushka May 26, 2023
Why South Korea and Japan’s radar link plan might be bad news for China
Analysis

Why South Korea and Japan’s radar link plan might be bad news for China

Disagreement between Korea and China on the nature of the “Three Nos” policy sets the two countries on collision course

Why South Korea and Japan’s radar link plan might be bad news for China
Kina KunzKina Kunz May 24, 2023
After US and Japan summits, Seoul looks farther afield for economic cooperation
Analysis

After US and Japan summits, Seoul looks farther afield for economic cooperation

South Korea seeks to intensify trade relations with regional democracies, but legal and political challenges abound

After US and Japan summits, Seoul looks farther afield for economic cooperation
John LeeJohn Lee May 22, 2023
China’s ‘wolf warrior’ rhetoric signals rough times ahead for South Korea
Analysis

China’s ‘wolf warrior’ rhetoric signals rough times ahead for South Korea

Yoon Suk-yeol’s alignment with the U.S., Japan over Taiwan prompts Beijing to take a harsher line with South Korea

China’s ‘wolf warrior’ rhetoric signals rough times ahead for South Korea
Joel AtkinsonJoel Atkinson May 19, 2023
Evaluating the successes and failures of Yoon Suk-yeol’s first year in office
Analysis

Evaluating the successes and failures of Yoon Suk-yeol’s first year in office

South Korean president has been a mixed bag of foreign policy wins and mostly unpopular decision-making at home

Evaluating the successes and failures of Yoon Suk-yeol’s first year in office
John LeeJohn Lee May 10, 2023
How an aging population and fiscal conservatism are shaping ROK defense spending
Analysis

How an aging population and fiscal conservatism are shaping ROK defense spending

Seoul has balanced between domestic concerns and external threats, but economic realities now threaten the equilibrium

How an aging population and fiscal conservatism are shaping ROK defense spending
Karl FriedhoffKarl Friedhoff May 9, 2023
The risks of US and South Korea’s divergent messaging about a ‘nuclear’ alliance
Analysis

The risks of US and South Korea’s divergent messaging about a ‘nuclear’ alliance

Experts say Seoul seeks to reassure public by hyping summit deal, but some raise concerns about lack of coordination

The risks of US and South Korea’s divergent messaging about a ‘nuclear’ alliance
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim May 4, 2023
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