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May 25, 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

May 24, 2022

South Korea
Evolution of U.S.-South Korean Coordination: Parsing Biden’s Joint Statements with Moon and Yoon

The U.S.-South Korea Joint Statement between Presidents Joe Biden and Yoon Suk-yeol from the recent summit in Seoul highlights shared worldview between leaders and cooperation based on common interes…

U.S. President Joe Biden and his South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk-youl hold a joint news conference at the People's House in Seoul, South Korea, May 21, 2022.

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.

April 7, 2022

Southeast Asia
Russia’s Ties to Southeast Asia and How They Affect the Ukraine War: Part 3, Singapore and Vietnam

The latest in our series on Southeast Asian relations with Russia looks at two important U.S. partners.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on May 22, 2019.

March 18, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Violence Against Asian American Women Sparks Concern, Fear

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers March 11 to March 18.

People hold placards during a "Stop Asian Hate" rally on March 20, 2021, following deadly shootings at a spa in Atlanta, Georgia.

March 7, 2022

South Korea
A ‘Political Novice’ Will Soon be in Charge of South Korean Foreign Policy

Regardless of the presidential election outcome, South Korea's foreign policy will be in the hands of a president with no prior experience in foreign policy. 

A man stands in front of posters of candidates for the upcoming March 9 presidential election as he queues to cast his early vote at a polling station in Seoul, South Korea on March 4, 2022.

February 8, 2022

South Korea
The South Korean Election’s Gender Conflict and the Future of Women Voters

In South Korea, gender equality and the feminism movement have become politicized and polarizing issues, especially among the younger generation, leading up to the March 9 presidential election.

#MeToo movement in South Korea

February 7, 2022

South Korea
South Korea’s Real Estate Policy and the Presidential Election

Real estate has emerged as a pressing domestic issue in South Korea. Concerns about increased housing prices and uncertainties within the real estate market will shape voter preference in the upcomin…

An aerial view shows apartment complexes in Seoul.

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