South Korea


Successful Intermediate Range Testing Of THAAD Completed As Korean Peninsula Grows More Tense

The United States has conducted the first successful test of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile system against an intermediate-range missile target, Chinese state media has reported. The test, which was conducted in the vicinity of Hawaii with a THAAD missile fired from Alaska, is being hailed as […]


Multi-Nation Response To North Korean Missile Testing

On Saturday, July 8, 2017, two United States bombers were flown out to the Korean Peninsula to join South Korean and Japanese fighters to partake in a joint-training mission. This practice bombing run is in response to North Korea’s recent claim of a successful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test, as […]


The U.S. And South Korea: Denuclearization On The Korean Peninsula

President Donald Trump’s administration is encouraging the new President of South Korea, Moon Jae-In, to join the U.S. and adopt a coercive approach towards North Korea. Trump hopes that coercion will lead to North Korea relinquishing their nuclear weapons program. Many believe that Moon Jae-in will adopt a Sunshine policy. […]


Eight Years Of Strategic Patience Later, Are We Any Closer To Peace In The Korean Peninsula?

It has been sixty-seven years since the end of the Korean War, and relations between the North (or DPRK) and South are as tense as ever. The reclusive North, virtually a leper state, pursues a bellicose, righteous foreign policy narrative punctuated by the long-range missile tests for which it has […]


China Continues To Prioritize Regional Peace Over Denuclearization On The Korean Peninsula

North Korea continues its provocative behaviour. This week, North Korea tested ground-to-sea cruise missiles and claimed it a success. The ground-to-sea missile test was the fifth test in under a month, which was presumably in defiance of international pressures, mainly coming from the Trump administration, to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. […]


THAAD System Deployed In South Korea Without President’s Knowledge

South Korea’s recently elected President Moon Jae-in ordered a probe at the South Korean Defense Ministry earlier this week, in response to the Ministry’s “intentionally drop[ping]” mentioning that four more launchers had been deployed for the American Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD. According to Blue House spokesman […]


The U.S. Should Employ A Non-Combative Strategy In Response To Escalating North Korean Ballistic Missile Capabilities

After weeks of defiant ballistic missile tests, North Korea has begun testing a new anti-aircraft weapons system and has ordered the proliferation of its development across the country, according to North Korea state news last Sunday. The last ballistic missile test was as recent as one week ago, and eight […]


North Korea Defies UN Security Council And Tests New Type Of Ballistic Missile

On Sunday the 14th of May, North Korea tested a new type of ballistic rocket, claimed by the regime to be capable of carrying nuclear a large nuclear warhead. According to the state news agency KNCA, the missile, Hwasong-12, was launched at 4:58 AM and reached an altitude of 2,111.5 km and flew 787 km away to open […]


South Korea Scraps Rewrite Of History Books

In 2015, the South Korean government, under Park Guen-Hye, pushed to issue compulsory state-authored history textbooks in schools. This occurred after the Ministry of Education called for a revision of Korean history textbooks in 2013. Park’s father, Park Chung-Hee introduced state-issued textbooks in 1973, but by 2003, the use of […]


Can President Moon Stabilize The Korean Peninsula?

Following the recent election to replace the impeached former President Park Geun-hye, Moon Jae-in has been elected as the new leader in South Korea.  In the lead-up to the election, The Telegraph reported that Moon was the son of North Korean parents who escaped to South Korea in 1950.  The […]