Vice President Mike Pence boycotted the presidential reception of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony held by President Moon Jae-in on Feb. 9. The diplomatic efforts of the Moon government, which tried to make the Olympic Games a part of the North Korean–U.S. dialogue, were put to the test. The Blue [Read more]
The flurry of activity in the Senate seems to reflect a sense of crisis enveloping the White House and the American public.
It is quite unfortunate that the White House showed explicit discomfort toward the South Korean government’s proposal for a South-North military dialogue. On July 17, White House press secretary Sean Spicer replied to a request to offer an opinion on the issue by stating that the question should be asked of the South [Read more]
The date for the first presidential summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-In and U.S. President Donald Trump has been set. The two leaders will meet at the White House on June 29 and 30 to discuss topics such as the U.S.-Korean alliance, the North Korean nuclear crisis, and economic cooperation. Especially [Read more]
Upon being asked about the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system during a radio interview on May 17, the newly elected floor leader of the liberal Minjoo Party of Korea, Woo Won-shik, answered, “We have to look into issues including the possibility of sending back THAAD, if it has not properly undergone domestic [Read more]
We cannot help but be astonished by his arrogance and lack of respect for our country. It is obviously an affront to South Koreans.
For [North Korea] to think that the 'brinkmanship' technique they have been using till now is going to work with the Trump administration is a misunderstanding and a miscalculation.
In a few days, the new Trump administration will take office in the U.S. On the campaign trail, President-elect Donald Trump advocated “America First” – a slogan that runs counter to both the international liberal economic order, which was established and has been led by Washington since World War II, and the [Read more]
Japan-South Korea relations are plummeting. Following the recall of its envoy, Yasumasa Nagamine, last week to protest the establishment of the comfort woman statue outside its consulate in Busan, South Korea, the Japanese government also suspended ongoing negotiations on a currency swap, along with other high-level [Read more]