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The Singapore Summit Gives Hope that Peace Is Still Possible

It was truly a historic day, no doubt about that. North Korea and the United States held their first-ever summit on Jun. 12 in Singapore. On the agenda: denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Despite some skeptics calling it just a photo-op for Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, the day ended

Juwon Park
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Why Are Samsung Electronics' Products so Expensive in South Korea?

After hearing good things about the Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Electronics’ latest phone, I thought about parting ways with my slowed-down iPhone. I happened to stumble upon the South Korean company’s U.S. website, where the S9 handset (64GB) was priced at $719 — about 767,000 won. On

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Steel Trade in South Korea Bracing for Trump's Tariff Bomb

Shares in Posco, South Korea’s biggest steel company, took a dive after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to slap a 25 percent tariff on all steel imports, along with other measures restricting aluminum imports, on Mar. 1. So what impact will the move have on South Korea, traditionally

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How Influential Is Islam in South Korea?

Islam has a very small presence in South Korea. As recently as 2005, the religion section in the country’s census did not offer “Muslim” as a category. Currently, the number of Muslims in South Korea reportedly stands at roughly 200,000, or about 0.4 percent of the population.

Geoffrey Fattig
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South Korea’s Looming Choice

Following Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s address, most of the media and analytical focus tended to revolve around his “nuclear button,” his statement that North Korea would begin “mass production” of nuclear weapons, or more hopefully, his surprising outreach toward the South Korean government of Moon Jae-in, which has

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Could Korean War II Drag in the World's Superpowers?

This article is meant to offer an answer to the following question posted on Quora: “Who would win in this war: the USA, the U.K, Japan, and South Korea vs Russia, China, and North Korea?” Without hyperbole, this has the potential to become a war to end

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Donald Trump: A Merchant of Death

So it all comes down to arms sales. First, Donald Trump threatened “fire and fury,” prompting concerns that war was imminent on the Korean Peninsula. Then he said no one “should underestimate American resolve” and reaffirmed Washington’s commitment to its allies. At last, Trump’s 11-day Asia tour began

Steven Borowiec
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Amid North Korean Threat, Free Trade Agreement Bedevils Moon Jae-in Presidency

Just before the National Assembly was set to vote, a middle-aged man stood at the podium, eyes closed in an apparent meditative state, his navy blue suit covered in fine off-white dust. The man was leftist lawmaker Kim Seon-dong, and a few moments earlier he had set off a tear