As world leaders meet in Japan, they are likely to discuss Russia's war in Ukraine, tensions in the Taiwan Strait, and economic coercion from China, Craig Kafura tells Steve Scully.
Seoul has balanced between domestic concerns and external threats, Karl Friedhoff writes, but economic realities now threaten the equilibrium.
The South Korean president rode polarization to steady the ship through his first year in office.
The backlash to the South Korean leader's comments to the Washington Post served as an important test of his underlying support, Karl Friedhoff writes.
"According to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, America's positive view of Korea are reaching the highest levels since 1978," President Yoon Suk-yeol told Congress.
On Deep Dish, we discuss if the ROK and Japan can finally resolve their fight over history and cooperate on Asia security.
President Yoon will likely sell the idea of “lining up major investments coming into South Korea from American companies,” says Karl Friedhoff.
President Yoon Suk-yeol is under fire for his administration’s US relationship following the Pentagon leak, Karl Friedhoff says.
"Yoon Suk-yeol likely pays closer attention to one metric above all else — his base support," writes Karl Friedhoff.
Although the agreement is unpopular among South Koreans, it hasn't had much impact on the president's approval rating, Karl Friedhoff writes.