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February 28, 2020

South Korea
The Real Obstacles to the Return of Tourists to North Korea’s Mount Kumgang

Has the time come for South Korean tourists to return to Mount Kumgang?

An employee enters a room at a hotel in Mount Kumgang resort in Kumgang, North Korea, on September 1, 2011.

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.

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

June 20, 2017

North Korea
The U.S.-South Korea Alliance and North Korea Under Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in

Hwang Jihwan is an associate professor at University of Seoul and a visiting scholar at Catholic University of America. Trump, Moon, and North Korea Many in Washington and Seoul are concerned t…

The U.S.-South Korea Alliance and North Korea Under Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in

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

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

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.

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

January 16, 2018

South Korea
The Winter Olympics and the Paradox of South Korea’s Global Reach and Its Regional Constraint

The war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in recent months has virtually drowned out the voice of South Korea, which has an existential stake in the avoidance of full-blown conflict on th…

The Winter Olympics and the Paradox of South Korea’s Global Reach and Its Regional Constraint

February 11, 2007

Emerging Markets
Highly recommended: Joanna Chung on disappearing developing country debt

I usually talk about the growth of the foreign exchange reserves of key emerging economies, but another feature of the past few years has been the fall in their external sovereign debt.   Joanna Chun…