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March 10, 2017

Elections and Voting
Park Geun-hye’s Impeachment: What Next?

South Korea’s Constitutional Court unanimously upheld the National Assembly’s impeachment of Park Geun-hye today, paving the way for new elections to be held within 60 days of the ruling. May 9 has b…

January 3, 2018

South Korea
Domestic Constraints on South Korean Foreign Policy

South Korea’s foreign policy foundations are sound, but the country should manage potential domestic constraints, including the National Assembly, bureaucratic interests, public opinion, and the coun…

December 10, 2016

North Korea
Park Geun-hye Nears Her Downfall

Following weeks of tense political scandal, the South Korean National Assembly voted overwhelmingly by a margin of 234-56 on a motion to impeach President Park Geun-hye today. In late October, the S…

January 17, 2018

U.S. Congress
Royce-Africa-Powell-Congress Ed Royce, Champion of Africa in the U.S. House, Will not Run for Reelection

This is a guest blog post by Anthony Carroll. Anthony is founding director of Acorus Capital, a private equity fund investing in Africa, and a vice president of Manchester Trade Limited, an internati…

January 4, 2018

South Korea
Domestic Dimensions of South Korea’s Foreign Policy Domestic Dimensions of South Korea’s Foreign Policy

This post is co-authored by Suntae "Jacky" Park, research associate for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Despite becoming influential on the world scene, South Korea remains a r…

January 8, 2018

North Korea
An Olympic Window for Korean Nuclear De-escalation An Olympic Window for Korean Nuclear De-escalation

Jongsoo Lee is senior managing director at Brock Securities and center associate at Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University. The opinions expressed here are solely his own. …

January 5, 2018

Myanmar
A group of Rohingya refugees after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, September 1, 2017. The Rohingya Crisis

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, are fleeing persecution in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, fueling a historic migration crisis.

January 3, 2018

North Korea
A woman works at a textile mill in Pyongyang, North Korea. What to Know About the Sanctions on North Korea

North Korea continues to endure economic sanctions, suggesting that enforcement has not been strong enough to pressure Pyongyang into negotiations on its nuclear program.

January 2, 2018

South Korea
U.S. Alliance Remains South Korea’s Strongest Security Guarantee, Argues Scott Snyder in New Book

  January 2, 2018—“South Korea’s only viable strategic option for the foreseeable future is continued cultivation and strengthening of the alliance …

March 26, 2013

China
Park apologizes Park Geun-hye’s Leadership and South Korea’s Challenges

In the first month since Park Geun-hye’s inauguration as South Korea’s first woman president, she faced an external security environment that she characterized the day after her election as “grave.” …