From the Han to the Dnipro: South Korea’s “Smart Tech” in Post-War Ukraine

By | August 08, 2022

South Korean civil society wastes no time in preparing to export its experience gained from the “Miracle on the Han” to war-ravaged Ukraine.

Trans-Pacific Language Exchange: The Increasing Popularity of Spanish in South Korea

By | August 05, 2022

An unexpected twist in Latin America’s hallyu craze – an increased interest in the Spanish language in South Korea.

Flex, Policymaking Style: South Korea in a New Cold War

By | July 31, 2022

South Korean scholar-diplomat calls for Seoul to adopt a flexible approach to great power competition, not bound by Cold War-style paradigms.

Identical Twins at Eurasia’s Wingtips: Ukraine’s Diplomatic Lessons for South Korea

By | July 25, 2022

Korea and Ukraine, some 7,000 kilometers apart, have an uncomfortably large amount in common. Seoul ignores the parallels at its peril.

Coffee, Copper and Trade Winds: The Promise of Panama-South Korea Economic Relations

By | July 18, 2022

Bound by a free-trade agreement and some pretty unique value-adds, Panama and South Korea’s bilateral relationship has a promising future.

Back to the Future: Concerns of a Cold War-Era Turn in Seoul’s Russia Policy

By | July 11, 2022

Arming Ukraine would undo decades of progress in Russia-South Korea relations, argues one seasoned Russia hand in Seoul.

The Red Genetics of Yanbian: New Research on Party Policy and Chosunjok Identity

By | July 08, 2022

How pivotal was Deng Xiaoping’s legacy for ethnic Koreans in China? Adam Cathcart reads some recent scholarship and Chinese materials to find out.

Calm in the Storm: The Korean Perspective on Russian Default

By | June 28, 2022

South Korea’s economic titans seemingly unfazed by news of Russia’s debt default.

Blood and Iron: Signs of Revival in DPRK-Russia Rail Trade

By | June 27, 2022

North Korea and Russia begin pushing for a return to pre-pandemic trade relations in a “new reality”.