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South Korea sees shared values, economic partners on the African continent
Analysis

South Korea sees shared values, economic partners on the African continent

ROK must chart its way carefully to work with African nations as an equal partner, not a domineering force

South Korea sees shared values, economic partners on the African continent
Anthony V. RinnaAnthony V. Rinna December 20, 2022
Big year for South Korean arms sales masks vulnerabilities in national defense
Analysis

Big year for South Korean arms sales masks vulnerabilities in national defense

ROK faces ammunition shortages and shrinking troop numbers even as weapons industry seeks to project military strength

Big year for South Korean arms sales masks vulnerabilities in national defense
John LeeJohn Lee December 16, 2022
Why South Korea has a bright future in Poland’s nuclear energy industry
Analysis

Why South Korea has a bright future in Poland’s nuclear energy industry

Despite failed ROK bid to build nuclear power plant, there are still ample opportunities for Seoul-Warsaw cooperation

Why South Korea has a bright future in Poland’s nuclear energy industry
Nicolas LeviNicolas Levi December 13, 2022
Anti-China xenophobia spurs ROK proposal to restrict foreigners’ voting rights
Analysis

Anti-China xenophobia spurs ROK proposal to restrict foreigners’ voting rights

New bill reflects how fear of China is stirring up concerns about outside political influence in South Korea

Anti-China xenophobia spurs ROK proposal to restrict foreigners’ voting rights
John LeeJohn Lee December 7, 2022
How fear of China helps drive discussions about South Korean nukes
Analysis

How fear of China helps drive discussions about South Korean nukes

Some in Seoul not only fault Beijing for failing to curtail North Korea but seek an answer to Chinese military might

How fear of China helps drive discussions about South Korean nukes
Anthony V. RinnaAnthony V. Rinna December 6, 2022
South Korea faces growing pressure at home and abroad to act on climate change
Analysis

South Korea faces growing pressure at home and abroad to act on climate change

South Korea is a big polluter with a large economy, but it pledged little to developing countries at recent COP27 summit

South Korea faces growing pressure at home and abroad to act on climate change
James FretwellJames Fretwell November 25, 2022
Why decoupling from China creates economic and security risks for South Korea
Analysis

Why decoupling from China creates economic and security risks for South Korea

China would have has less reason to consider economic costs and security risks of escalatory policies if delinked

Why decoupling from China creates economic and security risks for South Korea
Kina KunzKina Kunz November 23, 2022
Saudi Arabian megaproject promises windfall for South Korea but carries risks
Analysis

Saudi Arabian megaproject promises windfall for South Korea but carries risks

Yoon has shown few qualms about economic cooperation with Middle Eastern state despite seeking to boost human rights

Saudi Arabian megaproject promises windfall for South Korea but carries risks
John LeeJohn Lee November 22, 2022
As reunification hopes fade, South Koreans favor US alliance more than ever
Analysis

As reunification hopes fade, South Koreans favor US alliance more than ever

Anti-Americanism largely a thing of the past, though both ROK left and right favor indigenous nuclear program

As reunification hopes fade, South Koreans favor US alliance more than ever
Karl FriedhoffKarl Friedhoff November 21, 2022
Yoon’s media ban latest example of South Korean elite’s disdain for free press
Opinion

Yoon’s media ban latest example of South Korean elite’s disdain for free press

Conservatives and liberals see media freedom as little more than a political tool to be wielded against each other

Yoon’s media ban latest example of South Korean elite’s disdain for free press
Jumin LeeJumin Lee November 18, 2022
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