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September 28, 2022

South Korea
Solidarity in Support of Freedom: South Korean President Yoon’s UN Speech

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol delivered his first speech to the UN General Assembly that outlined a daunting list of global challenges requiring a collective response through UN-based cooperat…

Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City on September 20, 2022.

September 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

August 18, 2022

South Korea
Why North Korea Might Reject Yoon Suk-yeol’s Audacious Initiative

There are at least three reasons why the North Koreans are likely to reject South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol's "audacious" initiative outlined in his Liberation Day speech. 

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol speaks during a ceremony to celebrate Korean Liberation Day from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, at the presidential office square in Seoul, South Korea, August 15, 2022.

August 12, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: August 12, 2022

U.S. sanctions Tornado Cash; Samsung invests $3.3 billion in Vietnam; Biden signs CHIPS and Science Act; Greek Prime Minister rocked by spying scandal; China investigates microchip fund.

Joe Biden sits behind a desk with the Presidential Seal on it, flanked by a group of people clapping.

May 9, 2022

South Korea
What to Expect From South Korean President Yoon’s First Big Global Moment

The upcoming summit between President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden will likely address the U.S.-South Korea partnership, North Korea’s nuclear program, and South Korea’s relations with …

President-Elect Yoon Suk-yeol leaves his house to meet supporters in Seoul, South Korea on March 10, 2022.

February 23, 2022

China
Putin’s Aggression Against Ukraine Deals a Blow to China’s Hopes for Taiwan

China’s support for Russia risks working against its desire to bring Taiwan under its control.

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, June 5, 2019.

February 5, 2022

North Korea
North Korea’s Renewed Trajectory: Kim’s Priority Is Status As A Powerful Nuclear State

The recent North Korean missile tests are primarily aimed at fulfilling Kim Jong-un's objectives of new military capabilities rather than reordering President Joe Biden’s list of international priori…

A view of what state news agency KCNA reports is the test firing of a hypersonic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea on January 5, 2022.

January 26, 2022

South Korea
What Does Korea’s 2022 Presidential Election Mean for its Democracy?

The ongoing South Korean presidential race holds significant sociopolitical implications for the future of democracy as democratic backsliding has now become an undeniable reality in South Korea. 

Candidates Lee jae-myung and Yoon Seok-youl shake hands

January 25, 2022

South Korea
The Contentious State of South Korean Democracy: Pitfalls and Hopes

Regardless of the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in South Korea, the country’s politics will continue to be characterized by three unchanging elements that weaken South Korean democrac…

Voters in South Korean Parliamentary Election

December 10, 2021

Southeast Asia
Malaysia’s New Prime Minister and the Future of Chinese Investment

How will a new prime minister affect Chinese investment in Malaysia? 

New Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob waves from a car, as he leaves after the inauguration ceremony, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 21, 2021.