December 04, 2022
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The three big drivers of the South Korean defense industry
Analysis

The three big drivers of the South Korean defense industry

Seoul may very well succeed in goal of making ROK a top 4 global weapons exporter — if it can overcome supply issues

The three big drivers of the South Korean defense industry
John LeeJohn Lee November 28, 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
Security concerns nudge South Korea and Japan closer, with encouragement from US
Analysis

Security concerns nudge South Korea and Japan closer, with encouragement from US

First official summit reveals Yoon and Kishida want a reset, but nationalism remains a constant risk to progress

Security concerns nudge South Korea and Japan closer, with encouragement from US
Hyun-jun YeoHyun-jun Yeo November 16, 2022
The Rising Sun will rise again? ROK fears of Japanese militarism linger on
Analysis

The Rising Sun will rise again? ROK fears of Japanese militarism linger on

Controversy over South Korea’s attendance at Japan’s fleet review reflects precarious efforts to improve relations

The Rising Sun will rise again? ROK fears of Japanese militarism linger on
James FretwellJames Fretwell November 9, 2022
Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power spells trouble for South Korea
Analysis

Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power spells trouble for South Korea

China doubled down on competition with US at party congress, jeopardizing 30 years of fruitful cooperation with Seoul

Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power spells trouble for South Korea
James FretwellJames Fretwell October 27, 2022
Rejecting refugees a missed chance for Seoul to stand up to Russian aggression
Analysis

Rejecting refugees a missed chance for Seoul to stand up to Russian aggression

Yoon administration tiptoeing around ties with Moscow despite saying it wants to do more to defend democratic freedoms

Rejecting refugees a missed chance for Seoul to stand up to Russian aggression
John LeeJohn Lee October 18, 2022
How anti-Japanism stunts South Korea’s ambition to enhance US alliance
Opinion

How anti-Japanism stunts South Korea’s ambition to enhance US alliance

Opposition party chief suggests Japan might re-invade Korea, and these views are surprisingly entrenched in the ROK

How anti-Japanism stunts South Korea’s ambition to enhance US alliance
Hyun-jun YeoHyun-jun Yeo October 14, 2022
Ukraine war and North Korean threats push forward South Korea’s arms industry
Analysis

Ukraine war and North Korean threats push forward South Korea’s arms industry

Yoon administration has prioritized weapons exports, and experts say Seoul can quickly scale up to meet soaring demand

Ukraine war and North Korean threats push forward South Korea’s arms industry
Sojin JungSojin Jung October 11, 2022
How Russia’s brain drain could be South Korea’s gain
Analysis

How Russia’s brain drain could be South Korea’s gain

Government says it wants to attract highly skilled workers, even if public mostly opposed to long-term immigration

How Russia’s brain drain could be South Korea’s gain
James FretwellJames Fretwell October 6, 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
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