Unpacking Seoul’s Unhappiness with Trump

Unpacking Seoul’s Unhappiness with Trump

January 2020 | KF-VUB KOREA CHAIR POLICY BRIEFRamon Pacheco Pardo It has become clear in recent months that Seoul and Washington have several important disagreements shaking the foundations of their alliance. Problems include US demands that inter-Korean cooperation...
Unpacking ‘Peace through strength’

Unpacking ‘Peace through strength’

December 2019 | KF-VUB KOREA CHAIR POLICY BRIEFRamon Pacheco Pardo ‘Peace through strength’ is a key driver behind President Moon Jae-in’s security and defence policy. It has two components. The national security component refers to the Republic of Korea Armed Forces...
Unpacking ‘Peace through strength’

Time for the EU to Rethink ‘Critical Engagement’

November 2019 | KF-VUB KOREA CHAIR POLICY BRIEF Ramon Pacheco Pardo EU’s ‘critical engagement’ policy towards North Korea needs to make way for a credible engagement policy suited to strategic partners South Korea’s and the US’ current approach. To move towards its...
Unpacking ‘Peace through strength’

President Moon’s North Korea policy: mid-term results

October 2019 | KF-VUB KOREA CHAIR POLICY BRIEF Young-hun Kim When Moon Jae-in’s government first took office, the situation on the Korean Peninsula was overcast with dark clouds of war. President Moon has dedicated many efforts towards his North Korea policy for a...