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ROK firms seek nuclear-powered ships. But tech poses risks to alliance with US
Analysis

ROK firms seek nuclear-powered ships. But tech poses risks to alliance with US

While advanced nuclear reactors could help reduce emissions and lower costs, military temptations will persist

ROK firms seek nuclear-powered ships. But tech poses risks to alliance with US
John LeeJohn Lee February 14, 2023
Historic court ruling forces South Korea to face its dark past in Vietnam War
Analysis

Historic court ruling forces South Korea to face its dark past in Vietnam War

Seoul court rules ROK must pay survivor of massacre, but case unlikely to affect growing ties with Vietnam

Historic court ruling forces South Korea to face its dark past in Vietnam War
James FretwellJames Fretwell February 10, 2023
Why local politics will prevent Yoon Suk-yeol from sending weapons to Ukraine
Analysis

Why local politics will prevent Yoon Suk-yeol from sending weapons to Ukraine

Facing a combative opposition and even harsher geopolitical landscape, Yoon will demur from sending direct military aid

Why local politics will prevent Yoon Suk-yeol from sending weapons to Ukraine
John LeeJohn Lee February 1, 2023
Why the next two years could be critical for future of South Korea-Ecuador ties
Analysis

Why the next two years could be critical for future of South Korea-Ecuador ties

Seoul would benefit from cooperation as Ecuador serves on Security Council, but Quito’s domestic politics could intrude

Why the next two years could be critical for future of South Korea-Ecuador ties
Anthony V. RinnaAnthony V. Rinna January 31, 2023
Why South Koreans are unified on China but divided over North Korea
Analysis

Why South Koreans are unified on China but divided over North Korea

Both countries pose major security challenges, but only the North raises difficult questions about national identity

Why South Koreans are unified on China but divided over North Korea
Christopher CarothersChristopher Carothers January 25, 2023
South Korea’s Indo-Pacific strategy neglects the ‘Indo’ part to its detriment
Analysis

South Korea’s Indo-Pacific strategy neglects the ‘Indo’ part to its detriment

Seoul largely views South Asia through an economic lens, overlooking other areas for cooperation with New Delhi

South Korea’s Indo-Pacific strategy neglects the ‘Indo’ part to its detriment
Abhishek SharmaAbhishek Sharma January 24, 2023
South Korea must change how it views Africa for economic ties to flourish
Opinion

South Korea must change how it views Africa for economic ties to flourish

Seoul’s relationship with the continent remains premised on an outdated model of finished goods for natural resources

South Korea must change how it views Africa for economic ties to flourish
Anthony V. RinnaAnthony V. Rinna January 20, 2023
How Yoon’s off-the-cuff remark about Iran could strain diplomatic relations
Analysis

How Yoon’s off-the-cuff remark about Iran could strain diplomatic relations

Tehran miffed after South Korean president appears to liken Iran to North Korea

How Yoon’s off-the-cuff remark about Iran could strain diplomatic relations
John LeeJohn Lee January 17, 2023
South Korea’s big bet on domestic tourism may struggle without China
Analysis

South Korea’s big bet on domestic tourism may struggle without China

New COVID restrictions on Chinese nationals risk alienating the most important country for South Korea’s tour industry

South Korea’s big bet on domestic tourism may struggle without China
James FretwellJames Fretwell January 17, 2023
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