American Pie: South Korean president indulges in a spot of karaoke after a White House dinner, April 2023.
The US and South Korea are significantly beefing up security arrangements in the face of the perceived growing threat from China and North Korea.
South Korea’s Yoon Suk Yeol is only the second leader to travel to the U.S. for a state visit during the Biden administration.
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The ‘Washington Declaration’ unveiled during the state visit by South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol gives Seoul a greater role in coordinating a nuclear response strategy.
Running a few bilateral ideas up the flagpole.
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The meeting is just the second US state visit during the Biden administration. It comes as Washington and Seoul face common concerns.
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Dangerous war games, such as the Russian interception of a US drone over the Black Sea, have the potential to trigger real conflict. But there is no international law governing such behaviour.
People who get too close to the seat of power in North Korea, including the Supreme Leader’s relatives, have a way of ending up dead.
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The meeting is the first between the leaders since Japan outlined a more assertive defense strategy in December.
The 2018 Pyongyang Joint Declaration, signed between then South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, may be suspended over North Korean missile testing.
North Korea’s provocative regime of missile testing has prompted the South to designate it as an enemy.
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Kim Jong Un remains focused on reunifying Korea – on his terms.
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A recent barrage of nuclear-capable missile tests and a change in law setting out the conditions for a nuclear strike show that North Korea’s leader is intent on reunification on his terms.
Russian president Putin with North Korean leader Kim-Jong-un in the Kremlin in 2019.
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Under pressure, Vladimir Putin is trying to establish stronger alliances with North Korea and China.
South Korean Hyeonmu ballistic missiles on display at the Korean War Memorial Museum in Seoul.
Concerns about aggression from North Korea and China might drive some Asian countries to develop their own nuclear arsenals.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (right) faces food shortages as his country experiences a major COVID surge.
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Newly elected president Yoon Suk-yeol.
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Prayer ribbons attached to a barbed wire fence near the border between North and South Korea.
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Kim Jong Un has followed his father and grandfather in ruling by fear. The coronavirus pandemic has made North Korea ever more isolated, while expanded military capabilities make it a growing threat.
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