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Philippines' 120th Independence Day Celebrated
Filipino Envoy Stresses Growing Ties with S. Korea
On June 12, 2018, the 120th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence celebrated in a number of places in the world as well as in the Philippines. On this day 120 years back Filipinos ...

Critical Questions:
Singapore Summit Assessed by Victor Cha

Special Contribution
By Victor Cha
CSIS Korea Chair
On June 12, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a bilateral summit in Singapore. Prior to the meeting, U.S. and North Korean officials engaged in weeks ...

Letters from the Philippines
"Confucius Is King in Land of Morning Calm"

Hotline Getting to Know Seoul
Special Contribution
By Ruffy Magbanua
Koreans express national pride in earnest and most often endearing — and even lasting. It can take in the form of small talk in coffee shops down to a more serious one during meetings. Notably, ...

Prof. Maceri's special column
World Cup: Beyond the Soccer Field

Special Contribution
By Domenico Maceri
“The truth is that I don't regret for a second scoring that goal with my hand.” With these words revealed in 2005, Diego Maradona confirmed that he had used his hand to score a goal in a game between ...

Op-Ed Special
Singapore Summit: Historic Aagreement, Beginning of US-N. Korea Relations

Special Contribution
By M A Hossain
The Korean War (1950-53) has ended. The 1953 pause of the war between South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has now totally been ended through the magnanimous ...

UAE Announces Its Position on "Hodeida Port Liberation"
— The intervention of the Arab Coalition in Yemen, as well as the ongoing operations around Hodeida, are based on the request of the legitimate Yemeni Government and in compliance ...

CSIS Commentary
Negotiating the Right Agreement: Looking Beyond the Nuclear Side of North Korea

Special Contribution
By Anthony H. Cordesman
There are good reasons why the United States should be extremely cautious in meeting with North Korea. Few countries have a longer history of using negotiations as a political weapon, rather than ...

"Romeo and Juliet" Praised in Seoul
Shakespeare's Tragedy Enthralls Multitude in S. Korea
"Romeo and Juliet," one of William Shakespeare's two most popular plays along with Hamlet, was staged on May 19, 2018 at Shinchon Presbyterian Church in Seoul due to the efforts of ...

Canadian Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan, Canadian Veterans of Korean War Visit South Korea
Seamus O’Regan, minister of Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), is currently in South Korea along with 14 Canadian veterans of the Korea War. They are visiting South Korea from May 27 till June 1, 2018 on ...

Drama Review: Romeo & Juliet
Shakespeare's Drama Captivates Audience
in Seoul

Special Contribution
By Lee Young-Ho
The last night’s (on May 19, 2018) production of Romeo and Juliet is the creation of a new paradigm in presenting Shakespeare’s plays on the stage. It is a beautiful, organic collaboration of film, operatic ...

John Kelly's Fails English and History
“They don't speak English. They don't integrate well.” This is how John Kelly, Donald Trump's Chief of Staff, described his reasons for the need to block Mexican immigrants from coming into the US. Kelly's ...

The Korean Civil-Military Balance
US President Donald Trump's cancellation of the summit with North Korea is a warning as to just how difficult it is to bring any kind of stability to the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia. It is also a warning that the U.S. cannot focus on the nuclear issue ...

“Why I Traveled Over 10 Million Miles”
During the course of a 40+ year odyssey, that of bringing a little known merican domestic sport in to the Olympic arena, I had to travel mostly from my base in Oklahoma City by air to over 100 countries. ...

Will Trump-Kim Summit Be Cancelled?
On May 16, 2018 North Korea announced that it was unilaterally cancelling previously scheduled high-level inter-Korean talks because of U.S.-South Korean military exercises (Max Thunder) ...

Peru Hosts Investment Seminar in Seoul
"We would like to invite South Korean businessmen and we want them to continue to invest in Peru," said a visiting high-profile Peruvian official in an interview with The Seoul Times on May 15, 2018. ...

Hotline Finally, It’s Morning Calm in Korea
The Chinese Are Coming! The Chinese Are Coming!
Mexico Ready to Negotiate with U.S. Only on Mutual Respect
Syria: Is Trump Finally Putting America First?
Autonomous Driving, Connectivity, Electric Vehicle Stressed in Automotive Forum in Seoul
Guernica: March 27 through July 29, 2018
How Much Have the Chinese Actually Taken?
School Misconduct
“A Sporting Life and the Forgotten War”
The Other Side of N. Korean Threat: Looking Beyond Its Nuclear Weapons, ICBMs




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