Injuries in the DPRK: The Looming Epidemic

19 June 2019 | REPORT Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Dr Kee B. Park, Mr. Maximilian Ernst, Ms. Eliana Kim Mass casualty incidents such as building collapses and bus crashes are perhaps just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the injury burden in the DPRK – only the...

June 2019 | KF-VUB KOREA CHAIR POLICY BRIEF

June 2019 | KF-VUB KOREA CHAIR POLICY BRIEF Getting Back to Singapore (Issue 2019/06) Dr. John Delury If Singapore opened the door to real progress, why do we find ourselves, a year later, seemingly stuck once again in the all-too-familiar quagmire of frustrating...
Survey analysis: One year after the Singapore summit

Survey analysis: One year after the Singapore summit

12 June 2019 | REPORT Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Dr Tongfi Kim, Linde Desmaele, Maximilian Ernst One year has passed since the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North KoreanChairman Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore. The summit marked the first...

The global 5G race: South Korea speeds ahead

May 2019 | KF-VUB KOREA CHAIR POLICY BRIEF Paula Cantero Dieguez South Korea has become the first country in the world to launch commercial 5G services on 3 April. 5G economic benefits are estimated to include worldwide revenues of €225 billion by 2025 and a wealth of...

Can Donald Trump save South Korea-Japan relations?

April 2019 | KF-VUB KOREA CHAIR POLICY BRIEF Dr. Tongfi Kim President Trump is reportedly planning to demand payment from host countries of U.S. troops covering the entire cost of stationing plus 50 percent. Seoul and Tokyo should treat this so-called “Cost Plus 50”...
US Forces Korea in the balance: Time to go home?

US Forces Korea in the balance: Time to go home?

March 2019 | KF-VUB KOREA CHAIR POLICY BRIEF Linde Desmaele Since entering office, US President Donald Trump has been determined to withdraw US troops from South Korea. In May 2018, he reportedly ordered the Pentagon to prepare options to draw down US Forces Korea...