April 09, 2020

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Aidan Foster-Carter

Aidan Foster-Carter is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology and Modern Korea at Leeds University in England. Educated at Eton and Oxford, he taught sociology at the Universities of Hull, Dar es Salaam and Leeds from 1971 to 1997. Having followed Korean affairs since 1968, since 1997 he has been a full-time analyst and consultant on Korea: writing, lecturing and broadcasting for academic, business and policy audiences in the UK and worldwide.

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Drawing a "red line" on North Korea: What's the point?

First Trump, now Moon Jae-in - but such tough talk achieves little

Aidan Foster-Carter August 18, 2017

Park "Gone"-hye: The pendulum in Seoul swings left

South Korea’s likely next leader wants to rebuild bridges to Pyongyang

Aidan Foster-Carter March 15, 2017

Seoul and Tokyo fall out again – to Pyongyang’s benefit

Cancelled sub drill highlights how history hamstrings a fragile alliance

Aidan Foster-Carter January 12, 2017

Did Park Geun-hye’s Rasputin run her North Korea policy?

Eye-popping, alarming revelations from Seoul may explain twists and turns

Aidan Foster-Carter October 28, 2016

Reeling them in: Seoul targets North Korea’s last few friends

Park Geun-hye is down but not out: Look where she visits, and join the dots

Aidan Foster-Carter May 31, 2016

China seen banning non-sanctioned trade with North Korea

Merchants expect lifting of sanctions soon; Chinese businessmen discuss renting Kaesong facilites

KIC, RIP? S.Korea closing Kaesong is short-sighted and wrong

Snuffing out the last ember of North-South co-operation makes no sense

Aidan Foster-Carter February 11, 2016

Girls, Interrupted: North Korean band’s Beijing no-show

Whatever its cause, this debacle shows Kim Jong Un as diplomatically inept

Aidan Foster-Carter December 15, 2015

High-level inter-Korean talks? Low expectations

There is little reason to expect December 11’s Kaesong confab to yield solid results

Aidan Foster-Carter December 2, 2015

So, what was that inter-Korean crisis about? And who won?

In parsing the recent crisis, experts are divided. Unusually, so is Pyongyang

Aidan Foster-Carter August 28, 2015