South Korea

The Danger of Passive Containment and Ignoring North Korea

Stephen Morgan • Nov 19 2022 • Articles

If stagnation in inter-Korean cooperation is to be bypassed, there needs to be a new approach that goes beyond leveraging economic support for denuclearisation.

Interview – Timothy S. Rich

E-International Relations • Nov 10 2022 • Features

Timothy Rich talks about recognition of Taiwan, South Korean perceptions of refugees, and the advantages and challenges of collecting public opinion data.

Is South Korea the New Quintessential Representation of Soft Power?

Daniele Carminati • Sep 18 2022 • Articles

South Korea’s extraordinary ascent is unlikely to be a temporary phenomenon, but the political direction of its soft power is yet to be determined.

Opinion – South Koreans Support Unification, But Do They Support Integration?

Reunification should be conceptualized as not just the end of conflict, but also as the start of new sources of tension.

Interview – Hurricane Kimchi and Ali Zahoor

E-International Relations • Jul 9 2021 • Features

Hurricane Kimchi and Ali Zahoor talk LGBTQ+ activism and drag art in South Korea and internationally.

The Emperor’s Dignity: A Candid Primer on Korean Reunification

Thomas J. Ward • May 12 2021 • Articles

North and South Korean leaders alike pine for reunification, yet the peaceful realization of this aspiration remains in doubt due to nuclear proliferation and human rights violations in the North.

Surveying Opinion on Withdrawing US Troops from Afghanistan and South Korea

For Americans, contextual differences matter in this issue – something that should be reflected better in the political debate.

Opinion – Would You Hire A North Korean? South Korean Public Opinion is Mixed

Despite the considerable amount of assistance which the South Korean government provides for North Korean defectors, many still face discrimination.

The Semi-Public World of Influencer Diplomacy, Universities and Think Tanks

Max Nurnus • Feb 10 2020 • Articles

Governments that engage in influencer diplomacy as well as those who benefit from it have an interest in keeping these activities semi-public.

The Need for Peace Diplomacy in South Korea

Mi-yeon Hur • Sep 13 2019 • Articles

Some people would say that peace diplomacy is naïve, but by seeking “positive peace” the Moon Jae-in government will become a true winner on the international scene.

Theory Synthesis in Sport and International Relations Research

Nikos Lekakis • May 26 2019 • Articles

An inadequate embodiment of IR paradigms exists in contemporary ‘sport & IR’ research as soft power, although highly influential, remains theoretically simplistic.

Interview – Tomohiko Taniguchi

E-International Relations • Apr 29 2019 • Features

Tomohiko Taniguchi shares his views on Japan’s global standing, its foreign relations with the EU and its Northeast neighbours, and the impact of ‘Abenomics’ policies.

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