July 04, 2022
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How Biden’s ‘Buy American’ rule harms the US-South Korea alliance
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How Biden’s ‘Buy American’ rule harms the US-South Korea alliance

Allies have pledged to look for ways to keep trade barriers from impacting defense, but domestic politics is an obstacle

How Biden’s ‘Buy American’ rule harms the US-South Korea alliance
John LeeJohn Lee June 14, 2022
Why Iron Dome and an aircraft carrier provide limited benefits for South Korea
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Why Iron Dome and an aircraft carrier provide limited benefits for South Korea

Bruce Bennett explains logic of ROK’s military development and how it sells advanced capabilities at lower cost than US

Why Iron Dome and an aircraft carrier provide limited benefits for South Korea
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll June 13, 2022
Arming Kyiv: Ukraine gives South Korea a chance to prove it’s a world player
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Arming Kyiv: Ukraine gives South Korea a chance to prove it’s a world player

Provision of military aid would bolster international opposition to unwarranted aggression, both in Europe and Asia

Arming Kyiv: Ukraine gives South Korea a chance to prove it’s a world player
James FretwellJames Fretwell June 9, 2022
How South Korea’s exclusive press clubs undermine democracy
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How South Korea’s exclusive press clubs undermine democracy

Close ties between media and government inhibit hard-hitting reporting and compromise journalism's watchdog role

How South Korea’s exclusive press clubs undermine democracy
Sooyoung OhSooyoung Oh June 8, 2022
South Korea’s demographic crisis could be Yoon Suk-yeol’s biggest challenge
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South Korea’s demographic crisis could be Yoon Suk-yeol’s biggest challenge

Super-low birth rate poised to reduce workforce and undermine national defense without major policy changes

South Korea’s demographic crisis could be Yoon Suk-yeol’s biggest challenge
Euy Suk KwonEuy Suk Kwon | Markus Bell June 7, 2022
Weighing South Korea’s options for improving its missile defenses
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Weighing South Korea’s options for improving its missile defenses

Seoul needs farsighted policy to respond to North Korean weapons threats while also managing ties with China

Weighing South Korea’s options for improving its missile defenses
Joel Petersson IvreJoel Petersson Ivre June 6, 2022
Local election defeat a reckoning for South Korean liberals on gender issues
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Local election defeat a reckoning for South Korean liberals on gender issues

Democratic Party has clung to outmoded politics while failing to take stand on social issues, driving away young women

Local election defeat a reckoning for South Korean liberals on gender issues
Jumin LeeJumin Lee June 2, 2022
Why supporting Taiwan remains a bridge too far for South Korea
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Why supporting Taiwan remains a bridge too far for South Korea

Indirect aid would align Seoul with other liberal democracies, but memories of Chinese economic retaliation linger

Why supporting Taiwan remains a bridge too far for South Korea
John LeeJohn Lee June 1, 2022
South Korea’s nascent aircraft carrier on chopping block as Yoon focuses on DPRK
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South Korea’s nascent aircraft carrier on chopping block as Yoon focuses on DPRK

Labeling North Korea ‘main enemy’ paves way for shift in defense spending priorities, setting up political fight

South Korea’s nascent aircraft carrier on chopping block as Yoon focuses on DPRK
Karl FriedhoffKarl Friedhoff May 31, 2022
The Korea discount: Why South Korea’s stock market is so underpriced
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The Korea discount: Why South Korea’s stock market is so underpriced

Analysts link Korean stock market’s poor performance to a range of risks, from North Korea to weak shareholder rights

The Korea discount: Why South Korea’s stock market is so underpriced
Peter WardPeter Ward May 30, 2022