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Recent writings, commentary and research. Most often on diplomacy, diplomatic studies, and foreign policy with a focus on Australia, the Korean peninsula, and East Asia - but not always... Side projects include expatriate life in Seoul, North Korea Watchers, and ethnographic fiction. Materials derived from other sources are indicated. Contributions and comments are welcome!

Friday, January 10, 2020

South Korea’s diplomatic practice was traditionally marked by a distinct lack of transparency. The early struggle for political legitimacy as one-half...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Digital diplomacy is the application of digital technologies, including information and communication technologies, software engineering and big data,...

Friday, August 4, 2017

South Korean policymakers need greater public buy-in to put the country’s foreign policy onto surer footing, Jeffrey Robertson writes.

South Korea face...

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Generation gaps are a bane to innovators and technology adopters. Older generations have power, but are reticent to innovate or adopt new technologies...

Friday, June 2, 2017

Responses to technological innovation take different paths – there are adapters, exploiters, and avoiders. Adaptors utilize innovation to upgrade and...

Friday, May 12, 2017

Five years ago, South Korea undertook one of the most sweeping reforms in the history of its modern foreign ministry by establishing the Korea Nationa...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has changed its official logo. MOFA had already moved on from the previous central government logo - the...

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