South Korea

Why Peace On The Korean Peninsula Won't Ever Come Easy

Patrick M. Cronin Security, Asia Unless the coronavirus crisis is able to reduce the rift between South Korea and North Korea, the Korean Peninsula is likely to continue its slow reversion to the Cold War norm. Perhaps it never really moved far...
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North Korea Test Fires Missiles Amid Worries About Outbreak

Seoul calls it “very inappropriate” with the world battling coronavirus pandemic
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5 Things Americans Should Know About South Korea’s Handling Of Coronavirus

This week in South Korea, a 97-year-old woman—well into the age group most susceptible to the coronavirus—fully recovered from COVID-19.  This was one more victory for South Korea, a U.S. ally that is viewed as a success story to the world...

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Trump’s Faulty Testing Claims

President Donald Trump and coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said the United States had done more testing for COVID-19 infections in eight days than South Korea had done in eight weeks, but that ignores the fact that South Korea...
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How South Korea Made Itself Into A Submarine Powerhouse

Charlie Gao Security, Asia Worth every won. Key Point: Seoul has built a good number of very well-made submarines. Here's how they help deter North Korea. While South Korea is not known for its submarine fleet, it possesses a decent sized,...
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March 26 Update: Us Covid-19 Tests Per Day #testandtrace

Tests per day is a key number to track (along with actual cases and, sadly, deaths). But total tests were a key for South Korea slowing the spread of COVID-19. South Korea has been conducting 15,000 to 20,000 tests per day with a 51 million...

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How South Korea Became The ‘model’ For Beating The Coronavirus

A month ago, South Korea suffered what was far-and-away the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside China. The government adopted what it called a “maximum action” policy to curb the spread and it looks like it has worked. South Korea has...
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Will South Korea Completely Phase-out Its F-16s To Go All In On The F-35?

David Axe Security, Asia Is that a given? Key point: Seoul has purchased multiple F-35s. The question is if it will also get rid of older planes to make more room in the budget for future F-35 acquisitions. The U.S. military plans to begin...
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Will Poland Buy South Korea's Amazing K2 Black Panther Tank?

Charlie Gao Security, Europe Please say yes. Key point: Seoul's vaunted K2 is one of the finest tanks ever made. Here's why Poland would buy it to defend against Russia. On January 17, 2020, The Korea Times reported that the Korean industrial...
Related topics: Poland, Seoul, Russia

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March 25 Update: Us Covid-19 Tests Per Day #testandtrace

Tests per day is a key number to track (along with actual cases and, sadly, deaths). But total tests were a key for South Korea slowing the spread of COVID-19. South Korea has been conducting 15,000 to 20,000 tests per day with a 51 million...

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South Korea Identifies Suspected Leader Of Sexual Blackmail Ring

Police paraded a 24-year-old accused of blackmailing 74 women, including 16 minors, into producing sexually degrading videos and posting them online.
Related topics: Police, World Videos

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Korea’s Telegram Sex-crime Scandal Is Spurring Women In China To Call Out Online Voyeurism

A sex-crime scandal that’s shocked South Korea is now making waves in neighboring China.The incident in Korea revolves around a number of paid chat rooms on encrypted messaging app Telegram known as “nth rooms.” The primary suspect, a...
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250,000 Dead Without Using Nukes: Why Regular North Korean Artillery Is No Joke

David Axe Security, Asia Seoul is always on guard. Key Point: North Korea has a lot of artillery pieces and they are all aimed at South Korea's capital. This is just a peek at the damage they could cause if a war broke out. Pyongyang on May 9,...
Related topics: North Korea, Seoul, Pyongyang

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March 24 Update: Us Covid-19 Tests Per Day #testandtrace

Tests per day is a key number to track (along with actual cases and, sadly, deaths). But total tests were a key for South Korea slowing the spread of COVID-19. South Korea has been conducting 15,000 tests per day with a 51 million population, so...

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Birx: Us Has Done More Testing In 8 Days Than South Korea In 8 Weeks

The United States has now conducted more coronavirus tests in the past eight days than South Korea did in eight weeks, according to White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx. "Probably by today we will have done more tests...
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Meet The Kfx: South Korea's Very Own Future Stealth Fighter?

David Axe Economics, Asia Not so fast. Key point: Seoul may be very advanced, but it likely doesn't have the resources or technology for a stealth fighter just yet. But could the KFX be a good experiment they could learn from? South Korea has...
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South Korea, Australia Stocks Plunge Over 5%, Japan's Indices Add Slightly

The drops follow the continuing restrictions on the public and businesses by governments worldwide, including shut-ins, suspension of flights, and other measures that have raised fears and doubts among investors.
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After Overseas Wedding, Lesbian Couple Faces Backlash At Home In S. Korea

Same-sex marriages are not recognized in South Korea, but calls for change are beginning.

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Japan Warns Against Travel To Us

Japan is warning its citizens against non-essential travel to the U.S. amid the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.Japan’s foreign ministry also issued similar warnings for most European countries as well as South Korea, Iceland, San Marino and...
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South Korea Slams North Korea Missile Test As ‘inappropriate’ Amid Coronavirus

North Korea's Kim Jong Un attends ceremony for Pyongyang hospital that has only been recently planned.
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