August 17, 2022
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South Korea’s tilt toward US risks stalling growing ties with Southeast Asia
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South Korea’s tilt toward US risks stalling growing ties with Southeast Asia

Seoul’s embrace of new ‘Indo-Pacific strategy’ will require efforts to reassure partners of its commitment to region

South Korea’s tilt toward US risks stalling growing ties with Southeast Asia
Sea Young (Sarah) KimSea Young (Sarah) Kim June 23, 2022
Yoon spurns balancing between US and China with foreign policy picks
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Yoon spurns balancing between US and China with foreign policy picks

Many appointees to key posts specialize in US relations as new president seeks closer alignment with Washington

Yoon spurns balancing between US and China with foreign policy picks
Hyun-jun YeoHyun-jun Yeo June 22, 2022
Abandoning phaseout, South Korea moves to get nuclear exports back on track
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Abandoning phaseout, South Korea moves to get nuclear exports back on track

Seoul has set ambitious targets for building power plants abroad, as companies bet on burgeoning small reactor market

Abandoning phaseout, South Korea moves to get nuclear exports back on track
Karl FriedhoffKarl Friedhoff June 21, 2022
To attract the crème de la crème, South Korea floats immigration shakeup
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To attract the crème de la crème, South Korea floats immigration shakeup

Yoon administration faces uphill battle to reverse demographic trends and change public perceptions about foreigners

To attract the crème de la crème, South Korea floats immigration shakeup
James FretwellJames Fretwell June 20, 2022
An age of economic technocrats arrives in South Korea
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An age of economic technocrats arrives in South Korea

Yoon Suk-yeol has picked experienced officials for top posts, boding well for policy but raising risk of groupthink

An age of economic technocrats arrives in South Korea
Hyun-jun YeoHyun-jun Yeo June 16, 2022
Why inflation is finally spiking in South Korea, months after the US
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Why inflation is finally spiking in South Korea, months after the US

Different factors have driven rising prices in two countries, increasing likelihood of economic slowdown

Why inflation is finally spiking in South Korea, months after the US
Peter WardPeter Ward June 15, 2022
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