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Faded Sunshine From Kyiv to Korea

By | April 10, 2023

Post-Cold War engagement has failed, the ROK must join the fight for liberal democracy, says ROK civil society figure.

Logistical Realities Behind North Korean Weapons Shipments to Russia

By | April 04, 2023

Ukrainian military analyst: logistical realities undermine efficacy of North Korean arms deliveries to Russia.

South Korea’s Multi-Ministry Support for Ukraine a Year After Bucha

By | April 03, 2023

Two-in-one special: South Korea’s diplomatic and transportation ministries step up one year after the Bucha massacre to pledge aid to Ukraine.

Pyongyang Source Tells Kremlin-Affiliated Journalist KPA Ready To Deploy To Ukraine

By | March 29, 2023

Kremlin-affiliated journalist: the DPRK has troops at its disposal to send to Ukraine, but needs China’s blessing to do so.

No DPRK Arms to Russia Without China’s Say-So

By | March 27, 2023

Looking at the North Korean weapons industry from the vantage point of Kiev, one analyst sees China as a key factor.

Strategic Non-Ambiguity: South Korea’s Position on Ukraine Undermines Ties with Moscow

By | March 19, 2023

The already-sour state of cooperation with South Korea will only get worse if the ROK ships arms to Ukraine, says Moscow.

No “Light Out”: Ukraine Draws Upon South Korea’s Electrical Energy Expertise

By | March 16, 2023

Ukraine studies South Korea’s experience in keeping electrical energy infrastructure safe from attacks by a hostile neighbor.

Measuring South Korea’s Contribution to Ukraine’s Energy Sector

By | March 06, 2023

ROK aids Ukraine’s war-damaged energy sector, perhaps a noteworthy act in a region where energy has become a de facto weapon of war.

Neither Repeats nor Rhymes: The Limits of “Korean War” Parallels in Ukraine 

By | February 12, 2023

After Ukrainian presidential adviser speaks of the possibility of a “Korea scenario” in Ukraine, a Ukrainian scholar responds based on Korea’s past and present.