South Korea’s Nuclear Option
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have been on the rise since North Korea’s nuclear tests in 2006
and 2009. Efforts to improve the security environment on the Korean Peninsula have become more
difficult after the sinking of the corvette Cheonan in March, and North Korea’s artillery strike on
Yeonpyeong Island in November 2010. There are indications that Pyongyang plans a third nuclear
test. In a recent opinion poll a majority of South Koreans supported the idea of South Korea acquiring
nuclear weapons. Fears of an increased nuclear threat from Pyongyang have also caused several
southern politicians to demand the return of U.S. nuclear weapons to South Korea.
South Korea’s Foreign Policy in Changing Times: Reversing Course?
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How Will the Ukraine War Affect the Korean Peninsula?
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North Korea Conducts Its Sixth Round of Missile Tests This Month
Introduction: North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) off its east coast on Thursday. according to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JSC). Today’s test – North […]
US Global Posture Review Calls for Stationing More Units in South Korea
Introduction: The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Monday that it will station an Apache attack helicopter squadron and artillery division headquarters permanently in South Korea in a bid to deter […]