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April 11, 2024

South Korea
South Korea’s Opposition Parties’ Win: What It Means

The center-left Democratic Party added to its legislative majority after the recent parliamentary election, which would deal a blow to President Yoon Suk Yeol’s domestic reform agenda and possibly hi…

Lee Jae-myung, leader of the main opposition Democratic Party, raises hands with supporters during a campaign rally for the upcoming 22nd parliamentary election in Seoul, South Korea.

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.

May 5, 2023

South Korea
The President’s Inbox Recap: The Biden-Yoon Summit

Presidents Joe Biden and Yoon Suk Yeol commemorated the seventieth anniversary of the U.S.-ROK alliance amidst growing a growing threat from North Korea.

President Yoon sings "American Pie" into a microphone while Biden cheers with his hands raised.

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.

March 20, 2024

South Korea
The U.S. Election and South Korean Anxieties

Today is my last day at CFR, which marks the conclusion of over fifteen years of contributions to Asia Unbound. My publications and contributions to CFR remain in archives on the website. 

Military personnel carry U.S. and South Korean flags as people wait for an official state arrival ceremony for South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and First Lady Kim Keon Hee on the South Lawn of the White House on April 26, 2023.

April 2, 2024

Supply Chains
U.S.-South Korea Policy Coordination on Supply Chain Resiliency

On November 28, 2023, the Council on Foreign Relations’ program on U.S.-Korea Policy held an in-person workshop on U.S.-South Korea policy coordination toward China on supply chain resiliency. 

Leaders of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) take a group photo at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in San Francisco on November 16, 2023.