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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.

May 12, 2022

South Korea
China-South Korea Relations Under South Korea’s New Yoon Administration: The Challenge Of Defining ‘Mutual Respect’

The establishment of a stable framework for managing China-South Korea relations under the Yoon Suk-yeol administration will require the two countries to close the gap in understanding of the meaning…

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol shakes hands with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan after his inauguration ceremony at new presidential office in Seoul, South Korea on May 10, 2022.

March 25, 2022

South Korea
South Korean President-Elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s Early Foreign Policy Challenges

President-Elect Yoon Suk-yeol must pass early challenges posed by China and North Korea if he is to establish a stable foundation for South Korea’s foreign policy. 

South Korea's President-Elect Yoon Suk-yeol speaks during a news conference to address his relocation plans of the presidential office, at his transition team office, in Seoul, South Korea on March 20, 2022.

July 25, 2013

Vietnam
The Elephant in the Room During President Sang’s Visit

The president of Vietnam, Truong Tan Sang, is visiting Washington, only the second visit by the top leader of the country to D.C. since the end of the Vietnam War, even though Washington and Hanoi ha…

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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.

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

March 11, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: For International Women’s Day, Pakistani Women March On

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 5 to March 11.

People participate in "Aurat March" or "Women's March", to mark International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, March 8, 2022.

March 15, 2022

China
The Emerging China-Russia Alliance, With Patricia M. Kim

Patricia M. Kim, David M. Rubenstein fellow at the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss h…

Podcast Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a ceremony dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and China, in Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia June 5, 2019.

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