September 27, 2022
Analysis

South Korea eyes closer ties with Canada as it seeks to shore up supply chains

Two sides aligned on range of issues, but Yoon administration’s clumsy diplomacy could stand in way of better relations

John LeeJohn LeeSeptember 26, 2022

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Analysis

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

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

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Hyun-jun YeoSeptember 23, 2022
Analysis

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

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

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James FretwellSeptember 22, 2022
Opinion

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

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

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Jumin LeeSeptember 21, 2022
Analysis

Why the Yoon administration sees a powerful partner in Mongolia

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

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Gabriela BernalSeptember 20, 2022
Analysis

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

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

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Sea Young (Sarah) KimSeptember 19, 2022
Analysis

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

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

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James FretwellSeptember 15, 2022
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