Jack Pritchard, John H. Tilelli Jr., and Scott A. Snyder discuss the three main issues President Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak must address at their meeting in Washington today.
Scott A. Snyder remembers the idealism of Korean president Roh Moo-hyun.
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This USIP working paper examines regime stability in North Korea in the framework of "North Korea, Inc." - the state's trading companies and their commericial interactions with South Korea.
In this report, Scott A. Snyder discusses how the U.S-South Korean relationship can evolve into a fuller partnership.
Scott A Snyder discusses challenges to U.S. relations with the Korean Peninsula.
CFR Fellows Paul Stares, Sheila Smith, and Elizabeth Economy discuss Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's upcoming trip to Asia, her first trip in her new role.
The U.S. embassy in Seoul sent this cable to the State Department on February 5, 2009, regarding attitudes and responses in South Korea to North Korean statements against past agreements.
With China now South Korea's number-one trading partner and destination for foreign investment and tourism, what are the implications for politics and security in East Asia? Scott Snyder explores the transformation of the Sino–South Korean relationship since the early 1990s.
A top Pentagon official says victory in the global fight against terrorism is achievable, but may take decades to accomplish.
Don Oberdorfer, an expert on the two Koreas, says the recent street protests ostensibly against the import of U.S. beef are much more political protests against the new conservative government in Seoul.
Seoul's conservative government is struggling to reconcile its foreign policy goals with the popular sentiments of its people.
A conservative parliament may provide further impetus to South Korean president to maintain a harder line on Pyongyang.
Don Oberdorfer, a leading expert on South Korea, says the president-elect of South Korea will take a “business-like” approach to the economy and ties with the North.
The conservative front-runner won South Korea’s December 19 elections. His policies could test relations with North Korea.
David C. Kang, an expert on Asian business, examines what economic development in North Korea could potentially mean for the region.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More