The South Korean president's careful approach to rapprochement with the North set the stage for a possible breakthrough on the Korean peninsula.
Since the Korean War, U.S. troops have helped South Korea with military training and planning. Our Speed Read describes the regular joint exercises designed to deter North Korean aggression.
Earthquakes can shape political decisions so understanding them is crucial.
The reclusive country’s media is tightly controlled and choreographed. But a close look at the tone and focus of the coverage can shed light on the regime’s priorities and resolve.
You have to walk before you can run, and baby steps are the best way forward in Korea.
Donald Trump has always traded on his image as a master dealmaker – but many deals have been done with North Korea before.
There was much that was agreed to at the Korean summit - but still a lot yet to be worked out. The will now shift to the hotly-anticipated meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.
The astonishing sight of two Korean leaders crossing the border that divides them is just a first step.
Politics podcast: Robert Kelly on the Korean summits.
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Professor Robert Kelly is pessimistic about how much the upcoming Korean summits will achieve this Friday.
The end of denuclearisation politics has opened new possibilities for the direction of the Korean Peninsula, but the tensions of 2017 remind us of the possibility of disaster.
It is not yet midnight, but as the crisis deepens, the diplomatic and military options get more and more complex. And the possibility of war with North Korea is now very real.
A scholar who has profiled leaders like Saddam Hussein and Vladimir Putin says there is a method to understanding the madness.
What scholars know about the past, present and future of the US' relationship with North Korea, as the two countries' leaders prepare to meet.
Thanks to South Korea, there is a chance for peace with North Korea. Whether the Trump administration can take it is another matter.
Trump and Kim are due to meet this spring. But if these talks fail could international arbitration provide - as it has in the past - an alternative way out of the North Korean crisis?
A year ago, productive north-south talks seemed inconceivable – but with the US tripping over its own feet, things are changing.
North Korea clearly understands that going straight into high-level negotiations isn't always the way to make a breakthrough.
For South Korea, hosting the Winter Olympics is a great opportunity to engage the world with Korean language and culture.
Sometimes diplomacy won the day, sometimes it didn't.
The 1988 Seoul Olympics shed light on South Korea's institutionalised practice of international adoption.