A Land They Never Knew Properly: South Korea’s Need To Understand Africa

By | December 14, 2022

South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo recently traveled to Ghana, the first such visit for a South Korean prime minister despite over four decades of diplomatic ties between Accra and Seoul. The prime minister’s visit to Ghana came shortly after ROK president Yook Suk Yeol met with Kenya’s leader William Ruto in Seoul. With the […]

Free to be Controlled: Press and Protest under Park Chung-hee

By | November 30, 2022

A review of two recent works examining the role of the media and the development of protest culture in South Korea during the Park regime.

Short- and Long-Term Security Implications of China-DPRK Rapprochement: A View from Seoul

By | November 22, 2022

ROK state-affiliated scholar: Seoul must seek to leverage Chinese wariness of North Korea pushing the envelope to far.

Xi Speaks To Biden, Nods And Winks At Kim

By | November 20, 2022

Xi Jinping’s remarks about the DPRK’s “reasonable fear” may be a sign to Kim Jong Un approving another nuclear test.

ROK Unification Minister: Denuclearization Still In The Cards

By | November 17, 2022

Seoul’s unification minister says denuclearization still possible despite Pyongyang’s recent claims and increasing public calls for an ROK nuclear deterrent.

Palmerston in Seoul: South Korean Russia Hand Calls For Restraint Toward Moscow

By | November 01, 2022

Seasoned South Korean Russia analyst on the opportunities in Moscow-Seoul ties, and the risks that the Yoon administration could undermine ROK interests.

Too Close For Comfort: Geopolitical Implications Behind Putin’s Remarks About ROK Arms Transfers

By | October 31, 2022

Whatever the truth behind the notion that South Korea will supply weapons to Ukraine, the ROK remains a sensitive area for Russian strategic interests.

Shades of Responsibility: China’s Ambassador to South Korea Denies Beijing Is Silent

By | October 27, 2022

China’s ambassador to South Korea rejects the idea of Beijing’s complicity in North Korea’s recent military provocations.

Commodity Turnover: North Korea-Russia Trade Set to Resume from Major Low

By | October 26, 2022

North Korea-Russia trade has a low threshold from which to grow, but in spite of sanctions and pandemic controls, it looks set to expand, as Anthony Rinna explains.

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