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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,...

Thursday, August 16, 2018

In January 2018, Bloomberg ranked South Korea as the globe's most innovative economy (Jung, 2018). In its most recent E‐Government Survey, the United...

Sunday, March 18, 2018

A surprised world learned last week that Donald Trump had agreed to meet Kim Jong-Un. The unprecedented situation of two South Korean intelligence off...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Weeks before Donald Trump’s state visit to Seoul, a visit to the De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea was removed from the s...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

On 13 October, Seoul will host the third Australia – Republic of Korea foreign and defence ministerial (2+2) consultations. While topics to be discuss...

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Attached below is the Joint Policy Declaration by the United Nations countries Participating in the Military Action in Korea Affirming to Carry out th...

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...

Friday, June 2, 2017

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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The new South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been sworn in and is expected to bring rapid and significant change in the country’s domestic and inter...

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Most predictions of crisis on the Korean Peninsula focus on the murky politics of North Korea. Understanding South Korea would be a better place to st...

Friday, April 21, 2017

Following North Korea’s failed missile test, the usual set of suggestions for South Korean foreign policy will be trotted out: fix the relationship wi...

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