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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.

Thae Yong Ho: Türkiye’s Nuclear Sharing A Potential Model for South Korea

By | October 19, 2022

Türkiye has become a potential source of inspiration for South Korea, urging North Korean defector-turned-lawmaker Thae Yong Ho to urge Seoul’s top diplomat in Istanbul to dig deeper. 

Mad Men: ROK Lawmaker Says DPRK May Borrow From Putin’s Playbook

By | October 17, 2022

Ruling party lawmaker: Putin’s “madman” antics play could inspire Kim Jong Un.

ROK Envoy at UN Emergency Session: Dividing Countries Causes Problems

By | October 13, 2022

South Korea’s UN envoy tackles Ukraine annexation, Russia’s nuclear threats.

Pro-Kremlin Media: Closer Ties with North Korea Needed Against the West

By | October 09, 2022

A sanctioned Russian media outlet calls for the Kremlin to shore up ties with North Korea against the West.