May 29, 2024

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John Lee

John Lee is the editor of KOREA PRO, based in Seoul. Prior to that, he was a contributor for NK News and KOREA PRO. His focus is on South Korean foreign policy and ROK-U.S. relations.

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How the Trump-China Taiwan spat could help North Korea

How the Trump-China Taiwan spat could help North Korea

A major decline in U.S.-PRC relations could see China up its support for Pyongyang

How the Trump-China Taiwan spat could help North Korea
John Lee
John Lee December 16, 2016
It’s time for a return to North Korean realpolitik

It’s time for a return to North Korean realpolitik

In the age of an isolationist America, Seoul will have to think strategically

It’s time for a return to North Korean realpolitik
John Lee
John Lee November 30, 2016
Is it time for South Korea to nuke up?

Is it time for South Korea to nuke up?

A S. Korean nuclear program isn't needed: rebuilding the U.S.-ROK alliance is the way forward

Is it time for South Korea to nuke up?
John Lee
John Lee November 1, 2016
How to help North Koreans without helping the regime

How to help North Koreans without helping the regime

The omnipresence of the regime presents a moral challenge for those who want to aid the people

How to help North Koreans without helping the regime
John Lee
John Lee October 11, 2016
The good old days? Misplaced nostalgia for the Sunshine Policy

The good old days? Misplaced nostalgia for the Sunshine Policy

Those who want a return to the days of rapprochement have short memories

The good old days? Misplaced nostalgia for the Sunshine Policy
John Lee
John Lee September 21, 2016
South Korea and the U.S must be prepared to hit back at Pyongyang

South Korea and the U.S must be prepared to hit back at Pyongyang

In light of the fifth test, Seoul and Washington need to draw a line in the sand

South Korea and the U.S must be prepared to hit back at Pyongyang
John Lee
John Lee September 12, 2016
The death of a North Korean king?

The death of a North Korean king?

Latest defections suggest North Korea is just a spark away from an uncontrollable conflagration

The death of a North Korean king?
John Lee
John Lee August 26, 2016
Changes to inter-Korean relations in a post-THAAD environment?

Changes to inter-Korean relations in a post-THAAD environment?

Post-THAAD, Chinese calls for peace treaty and resumption of Six Party Talks likely to grow stronger

Changes to inter-Korean relations in a post-THAAD environment?
John Lee
John Lee August 11, 2016
How elections in U.S. and South Korea will impact North Korea policy

How elections in U.S. and South Korea will impact North Korea policy

Time running out for President Park to set in stone North Korea pressure policies

How elections in U.S. and South Korea will impact North Korea policy
John Lee
John Lee July 28, 2016
Why THAAD objections depend a lot on politics, in Korea and beyond

Why THAAD objections depend a lot on politics, in Korea and beyond

Chinese objections reflect understandable self-interest, but same cannot be said of S. Korea's left

Why THAAD objections depend a lot on politics, in Korea and beyond
John Lee
John Lee July 15, 2016