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In Depth: Korea and South Korea

17 Jul 2017

Trump Puts Squeeze on Beijing over North Korea

China can expect more banks to suffer the fate of the Bank of Dandong—the recent target of the Trump administration’s new approach to sanction banks laundering North Korean money.
4 Jan 2017

Will North Korea Conduct Intercontinental Missile Test?

A transition in Washington, an impeachment in Seoul, and China's refusal to rein in North Korea's nuclear program is providing Kim Jong Un an opportunity for an intercontinental missile test.
19 Sep 2016

US-India, China-Russia Exercises Reflect New Alliances

As the US and India conduct joint exercises 100km from India’s border with China—China and Russia conduct "island seizing" naval exercises in the South China Sea.
13 May 2016

Kim Announces Vague Five-Year Economic Vitalization Plan

Kim Jong Un has announced a five-year economic plan to revive North Korea's economy. But his nuclear ambitions and lack of reform policies, resources, and foreign investment doom the prospects.
21 Sep 2016

Making Humanitarian Aid Work in North Korea

Deliver humanitarian relief directly to the North Korean people, not to the despots who control and abuse them—and, manipulate the aid.
30 Dec 2015

Japan, South Korea Reach Historic Agreement on ‘Comfort Women’

In a landmark deal, Japan has promised 1 billion yen to South Korea’s surviving “comfort women” of World War II. Now the two countries should move past this historic grievance and focus on present dangers.
12 Jan 2016

Will South Korea Rethink Its Nuke Policy?

South Koreans have called for the return of nuclear weapons, but the US maintains that isn’t necessary. It’s an increasingly unsustainable approach as the North races ahead in its nuclear quest.
19 Apr 2016

South Korea, US Can’t Wait for Beijing to Approve Missile Defense

South Korea and the US can no longer wait for Beijing's approval to deploy the THAAD missile defense system with an increasingly belligerent and nuclear-armed North Korea.
22 Feb 2016

Obama Administration's Secret Overture to North Korea

Having apparently dropped the denuclearization precondition to talks with North Korea, the Obama administration has exposed a major North Korean vulnerability, and strengthened the US position.
3 Jun 2015

South Korea Plays China Against America

The question of Chinese aggression, and South Korea’s “balancing role” between Beijing and Washington, will hang over President Park Geun-hye’s visit to the US later this month.
8 Sep 2015

South Korea to Aid 13 Countries to Fight Infectious Diseases

The Korea Times. South Korea. 02:23 PM EDT