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South Korea and Japan take small step toward better ties at ‘informal summit’
Analysis

South Korea and Japan take small step toward better ties at ‘informal summit’

While brief, Yoon Suk-yeol and Fumio Kishida’s meeting at UN marked first talks between countries’ leaders in years

South Korea and Japan take small step toward better ties at ‘informal summit’
Justin YeoJustin Yeo September 23, 2022
Yoon’s talks with Biden fall far short of promised US-ROK summit
Analysis

Yoon’s talks with Biden fall far short of promised US-ROK summit

South Korean president made little progress on thorny bilateral issues, as his foul language stole the show

Yoon’s talks with Biden fall far short of promised US-ROK summit
James FretwellJames Fretwell September 22, 2022
Yoon stands up for ‘universal norms’ but fails to explain how he’ll defend them
Opinion

Yoon stands up for ‘universal norms’ but fails to explain how he’ll defend them

South Korean leader’s UN speech misses chance to specify values that guide policy, settling for platitudes about freedom

Yoon stands up for ‘universal norms’ but fails to explain how he’ll defend them
Jumin LeeJumin Lee September 21, 2022
Why the Yoon administration sees a powerful partner in Mongolia
Analysis

Why the Yoon administration sees a powerful partner in Mongolia

South Korea looks to boost cooperation in natural resources, while Mongolia seeks to be mediator on North Korea issues

Why the Yoon administration sees a powerful partner in Mongolia
Gabriela BernalGabriela Bernal September 20, 2022
South Korea and China move to normalize diplomacy, even as Yoon looks West
Analysis

South Korea and China move to normalize diplomacy, even as Yoon looks West

Top Beijing official offered few alternatives to coax neighbor out of US orbit during recent visit to Seoul, expert says

South Korea and China move to normalize diplomacy, even as Yoon looks West
Sea Young (Sarah) KimSea Young (Sarah) Kim September 19, 2022
South Korea has to follow US on Russia, but risks economic and security fallout
Analysis

South Korea has to follow US on Russia, but risks economic and security fallout

Seoul faces oil import regulations and closer Russia-North Korea ties, but opportunities to sell arms to a shaken Europe

South Korea has to follow US on Russia, but risks economic and security fallout
James FretwellJames Fretwell September 15, 2022
Perceived threat of China tempers hostility between South Koreans and Japanese
Analysis

Perceived threat of China tempers hostility between South Koreans and Japanese

Opinion polls show improving perceptions of neighbor in both democracies, though tensions could easily flare up again

Perceived threat of China tempers hostility between South Koreans and Japanese
Justin YeoJustin Yeo September 13, 2022
South Korea set to lose big if US and Iran can’t agree on new nuclear deal
Analysis

South Korea set to lose big if US and Iran can’t agree on new nuclear deal

Seoul agreed to expand economic relations with Tehran but was thwarted by Trump’s withdrawal from previous agreement

South Korea set to lose big if US and Iran can’t agree on new nuclear deal
James FretwellJames Fretwell September 8, 2022
How the war in Ukraine complicates South Korea’s nuclear export plans
Analysis

How the war in Ukraine complicates South Korea’s nuclear export plans

Seoul scored major victory with successful bid to build Egyptian nuclear plant but now must work with Russian firm

How the war in Ukraine complicates South Korea’s nuclear export plans
John LeeJohn Lee September 6, 2022
Yoon Suk-yeol rejects three nos deal with China in words, but not actions
Analysis

Yoon Suk-yeol rejects three nos deal with China in words, but not actions

Seoul appears wary of angering Beijing by openly violating Moon-era agreement, but ambiguous approach also carries risks

Yoon Suk-yeol rejects three nos deal with China in words, but not actions
Kina KunzKina Kunz September 5, 2022
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