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Why the US and South Korea disagree about Seoul’s participation in the Quad
Analysis

Why the US and South Korea disagree about Seoul’s participation in the Quad

Both ROK progressives and conservatives misunderstand the dialogue’s purpose and India’s key role

Why the US and South Korea disagree about Seoul’s participation in the Quad
Joel AtkinsonJoel Atkinson January 16, 2023
How domestic politics and geopolitics influence South Korea’s nuclear calculus
Analysis

How domestic politics and geopolitics influence South Korea’s nuclear calculus

Yoon Suk-yeol appeared to back a nuclear program if DPRK threat worsens, but ROK is far from making this a reality

How domestic politics and geopolitics influence South Korea’s nuclear calculus
John LeeJohn Lee January 12, 2023
The untapped potential for South Korean investment in Central and Eastern Europe
Analysis

The untapped potential for South Korean investment in Central and Eastern Europe

ROK firms seek new markets and the CEE foreign capital, but the war in Ukraine could complicate cooperation

The untapped potential for South Korean investment in Central and Eastern Europe
Nicolas LeviNicolas Levi January 10, 2023
How investing in Cambodia can help South Korea balance against China
Analysis

How investing in Cambodia can help South Korea balance against China

As ties with Vietnam flourish, Seoul has ample reason to pursue long-term economic and diplomatic outreach to Phnom Penh

How investing in Cambodia can help South Korea balance against China
John LeeJohn Lee January 9, 2023
ROK 2023: What to expect for South Korea’s economy and society in the year ahead
Analysis

ROK 2023: What to expect for South Korea’s economy and society in the year ahead

In second of a two-part series, Korea Pro analysts describe pros and cons of economic and political situation

ROK 2023: What to expect for South Korea’s economy and society in the year ahead
KOREA PROKOREA PRO January 6, 2023
ROK 2023: What to expect for South Korea’s foreign relations in the year ahead
Analysis

ROK 2023: What to expect for South Korea’s foreign relations in the year ahead

In first of a two-part series, Korea Pro analysts predict how Seoul’s ties will develop with the US, China and others

ROK 2023: What to expect for South Korea’s foreign relations in the year ahead
KOREA PROKOREA PRO January 5, 2023
South Korea must make maritime security a pillar of its Indo-Pacific strategy
Opinion

South Korea must make maritime security a pillar of its Indo-Pacific strategy

Emerging threats require Seoul to focus less on ground forces and pursue naval cooperation with regional partners

South Korea must make maritime security a pillar of its Indo-Pacific strategy
Jihoon YuJihoon Yu January 2, 2023
Seoul’s cautious Indo-Pacific strategy maintains balance between US and China
Analysis

Seoul’s cautious Indo-Pacific strategy maintains balance between US and China

Despite outward similarities with its U.S. ally, Seoul’s Indo-Pacific strategy stresses cooperation with Beijing

Seoul’s cautious Indo-Pacific strategy maintains balance between US and China
James FretwellJames Fretwell December 30, 2022
Why Seoul’s military budget won’t budge even after North Korean drone debacle
Analysis

Why Seoul’s military budget won’t budge even after North Korean drone debacle

President blames cuts to drone operations for security failures, but parties are in no mood for another budget fight

Why Seoul’s military budget won’t budge even after North Korean drone debacle
John LeeJohn Lee December 27, 2022
South Korean media diverge on whether Japan’s new security strategy poses threat
Analysis

South Korean media diverge on whether Japan’s new security strategy poses threat

Seoul responded diplomatically to beefed-up defense plans, but anti-Japan sentiment looms over efforts to improve ties

South Korean media diverge on whether Japan’s new security strategy poses threat
Justin YeoJustin Yeo December 23, 2022
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