Konstantin Asmolov

A Tense Time for Relations between Japan and ...

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On August 22, 2019, South Korea’s National Security Council adopted a resolution to withdraw from the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) between South Korea and Japan. According to the Office of the President, the agreement…

How Radiophobia Contributes to the Exacerbati...

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A short while ago, we discussed the question whether the South Korean government was pushing its citizens to boycott Japanese goods or travel to Japan or whether this was an ordinary initiative of the citizens. The picture becomes much clearer if we pay attention…

What the Aggravation of the US-Iranian Relati...

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Continuing to monitor the confrontation between Washington and Tehran, the author of this article can see how it affects the South Korean interests. The sanctions badly hit the country’s economy and, since the summer of 2019, there have been attempts to involve Seoul in…

Tensions in Korean-Japanese Relations: the La...

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We are continuing to keep a close eye on the trade war between Japan and South Korea to provide you with coverage of the latest chapter of events as they unfold. On August 6, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made it clear that he was not going to consider holding…

Moon Jae-in’s Spring Cleaning: the Designatio...

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On August 9, 2019 South Korean President Moon Jae-in conducted a major reshuffle, including the replacement of eight cabinet ministers and the appointment of a new ambassador to the USA. Replacing ministers is nothing new for Moon Jae-in – this kind…

How North Korea Presumably Develops Its Nucle...

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Despite the détente on the Korean peninsula, neither party has yet undertaken the obligation to freeze military construction. In this regard, it is worth noting how the North Korean nuclear missile programme developed during this time. On January 15, 2019, South Korea…

Aggravation in the Korean-Japanese Relations:...

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The trade war between Japan and South Korea is going on, and the author needs to clarify why Tokyo lost its temper at last. The South Korean mass media, naturally, see the reasons for the trade war not as Seoul’s desire to ignore international law, but…

Kim Dong Chul’s New Testimony: More Unpleasan...

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Five years ago, the author pointed out to what occurred after the North Korean authorities released three convicted US citizens (46-year-old Kenneth Bae, 24-year-old Matthew Todd Miller and 56-year-old Jeffrey E. Fowle), who were all…

DPRK’s Fourth Short Range Missile Launc...

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Early in the morning of August 6, North Korea conducted a new series of missile launches, the fourth incident over the last two weeks. Short-range missiles (presumably the same type as those that were launched on July 25) crossed the Korean peninsula from the west to…

Korea-Japan Relations Plunge: Japan Strikes A...

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The trade war between Japan and South Korea caused by the decision of Seoul to ignore the results of the 1965 Agreement is reaching a new level. As expected, all attempts to somehow de-escalate the confrontation failed. On July 31, 2019 a group of members of the National Assembly of South Korea paid a two-day visit to Japan in…

The Chronicle of Yet Another North Korean Sho...

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In late July – early August 2019, North Korea conducted a series of short range missile launches and large-caliber multiple rocket launcher firings. It caused a certain stir, but, before analyzing the international reaction, let us review the chronicle of the events. Let us first…

Both South Korea and Japan Accuse Each Other ...

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As we continue to follow the latest developments in the trade war between South Korea and Japan, we have noticed that both sides have been using an interesting tactic, i.e. playing the North Korea card. On the one hand, this suggests that Pyongyang is the biggest beneficiary…


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