South Korea

On the Visit of the President of the Republic...

56324432323On July 2, President of the Republic of Korea Mr. Moon Jae-in returned home from the United States, completing his first five-day foreign visit after assuming office. During the summit, issues related to the settlement of…

THAAD: Halt for Environmental Reasons as an A...

5634234123On June 8, 2017, a representative of the presidential administration of the Republic of Korea told reporters that the deployment of US missile defense systems on South Korea territory should be suspended until the completion…

Prospects of Long-term Cooperation between Ru...

645324234The coming to power of Moon Jae-in that was elected president of South Korea occurred against the background of the recent aggravation of relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, that…

Not Roh Moo-hyun Version 2.0

234123213May 23, 2017 in the city of Gimhae, Gyeongsang-Namdo Province, was marked by a commemoration of the eighth anniversary of the death of former South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun. The ceremony was attended by the new President of…

THAAD: Will something change with the new pre...

451324234234After the change of power in South Korea, many people got the idea that after the authorities in South Korea change completely, the decision to deploy US missile defense elements on the Korean territory can be reconsidered…

What to Expect from the New President of the ...

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Even before the new president of South Korea entered office, we wrote an article highlighting the problems that awaited the successor to Park Geun-hye’s presidency. And at this…

Economic Problems of US-South Korean Relation...

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As we have previously noted concerning the problem of “payment for the THAAD”, along with this demand, the US president announced plans for revising the free trade agreement with South Korea, calling its provisions “awful”…

The Secretary of State and Vice-President of ...

5632434234The spring of 2017 was marked by a series of visits to the Republic of Korea by top US officials, analyzing the results of which three points are important in terms of answering the question “How ‘hot’ will 2017 be”. Let’s…

South Korean Rearmament Predicting a Tense 20...

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In observing the coverage of the next lap of the intra-Korean escalation and periodically answering journalists’ questions, the author would like to pay particular attention to the important issue of the media environment being…

Korean Crisis Ahead? A Growing Tinderbox in t...

546533As the first military hardware associated with the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, commonly called THAAD, arrives in the southern region of the Korean Peninsula, the tensions around and within the  region seem to be escalating…

On US Secretary of Defense’s Visit to South K...

32432131231From February 2 to February 3, 2017, 13 days after his appointment as US Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis, made a trip to South Korea. The Head of the Pentagon’s idea of choosing South Korea as the first country that…

News on South Korea’s Domestic Policy: the Sa...

PYH2012122009550001300-800The breaking news at the end of last year concerned the split in the conservative wing. As a reminder, on December 20, 2016, former leader of the ruling Saenuri Party, Kim Moo-sung, and former leader of the parliamentary faction…


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