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September 17, 2018

South Korea
Moon Jae-In Can Put U.S.-North Korea Negotiations Back on Track. Here's How.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has doubled down on efforts to prevent U.S.-North Korean negotiations from careening off course. After Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's August visit to Pyongyang wa…

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shake hands at the truce village of Panmunjom, South Korea, April 27, 2018.

August 15, 2018

South Korea
Moon Jae-in’s 2018 Liberation Day Speech and South Korea’s Foreign Policy

The commemoration marking the anniversary of the end of World War II is always a bittersweet moment in South Korea. It marks a day of euphoria on the Korean peninsula that carries with it both the le…

South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a speech.

September 6, 2018

South Korea
Setting the Stage for the Third Inter-Korean Moon-Kim Summit in Pyongyang

South Korean President Moon Jae-in dispatched a special envoy delegation composed of the same members that met Kim Jong-un in March to discuss arrangements for an inter-Korean summit planned for Pyon…

Chief of the national security office at Seoul's presidential Blue House Chung Eui-yong meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, North Korea September 5, 2018.

May 7, 2018

South Korea
South Korea at the Crossroads

Teaching Notes for South Korea at a Crossroads, written by CFR Senior Fellow Scott Snyder

South Korea at a Crossroads Teaching Notes

June 15, 2017

South Korea
Kim Jong-un’s Calculations and the Moon Jae-in Administration

Park Hyeong Jung is a senior research fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification. With the inauguration of Moon Jae-in as the new president of South Korea, North Korea is sure to laun…

Kim Jong-un’s Calculations and the Moon Jae-in Administration

May 4, 2018

South Korea
South Korea’s Chaebol Challenge

South Korea’s megaconglomerates have helped lift the country out of poverty, but their extraordinary influence could put the health of the Korean economy at risk.

A model poses with a Samsung smartphone.

June 2, 2017

South Korea
Prospects for Japan-South Korea Cooperation Under Moon Jae-in

Scott Snyder (ssnyder@cfr.org), senior fellow for Korea studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Brad Glosserman (brad@pacforum.org), executive director of the Pacific Forum CSIS, are coautho…

Prospects for Japan-South Korea Cooperation Under Moon Jae-in

April 26, 2018

North Korea
Kim Jong-un’s Play at the Inter-Korean Summit

The first inter-Korean summit in ten years could be stage-managed by Kim Jong-un, but look for South Korea’s leaders to assert a role shaping the process for denuclearization talks. Kim Jong…

Kim Jong-un’s Play at the Inter-Korean Summit

April 25, 2018

South Korea
High-Stakes Drama in Panmunjom

CFR assesses the prospects for the first inter-Korean summit in ten years. Kim Jong-un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in will discuss a peaceful end to North Korea’s nuclear program, setting the stage for Kim’s planned meeting with Donald J. Trump in June.

Tourists look toward North Korea from the southern side of the demilitarized zone.

May 9, 2017

South Korea
Moon Jae-in Inherits Leadership At An Uncertain Moment For South Korea

After a historic election in South Korea, progressive Moon Jae-in is the country’s new president. Exit polls estimate Moon won 41% of the vote and conservative Hong Joon-pyo, his closest competitor, …

Moon Jae-in Inherits Leadership At An Uncertain Moment For South Korea