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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Thu, June 1, 2023 | 03:22
North Korea's growing threats lead to regional arms race
North Korea's growing missile and nuclear threats are sparking an arms race in Northeast Asia, as each country in the region is scrambling to increase its own military capabilities. In less than two weeks, North Korea has conducted six rounds of missile tests that included the launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) capable of hitting the U.S. territory of Gu...
South Korea faces growing calls to acquire nuclear weapons
South Korea is facing growing calls to acquire nuclear weapons irrespective of ideological dogma. Such calls are being fueled by North Korea's growing nuclear menace and misgivings about the U.S.' extended deterrence if Pyongyang decides to attack its southern neighbor.
Rival parties clash over slain South Korean official, presidential office relocation
Issues related to the relocation of the presidential office and the killing of a South Korean fisheries official by North Korea dominated the first day of the National Assembly's audit of the defense ministry, Tuesday. The government inspection came as the Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) has asked former President Moon Jae-in to answer questions in writing in connection w...
FM meets ambassadors from Latin American nations
Foreign Minister Park Jin, center, poses with ambassadors from Central and South American countries during their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul, Friday. While discussing ways to strengthening cooperation between Korea and Latin American countries, Park asked them to support Busan's bid to host the World Expo 2030. Courtesy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Korea, US, Japan stage trilateral anti-submarine drills
The naval forces of South Korea, the United States and Japan conducted a three-way anti-submarine warfare exercise, Friday, in international waters of the East Sea amid North Korea's growing threats, including its submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs). The drill carried added significance as it was the first of its kind in five years, as the previous administrations o...
Harris visit unlikely to help Korea resolve IRA concerns
It will be virtually impossible for the U.S. to allow, during U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris' visit to Seoul Thursday, some types of exceptions for South Korea in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that poses a threat to the South's carmakers, according to diplomatic observers, Wednesday. Since news broke earlier this month that Harris' trip includes a meeting with Presiden...
World Wide Web inventor awarded Seoul Peace Prize
The Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation announced, Wednesday, that Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has been selected as the recipient of this year's Seoul Peace Prize for his dedication to developing a peace movement to secure and protect individual data sovereignty.
[INTERVIEW] Leonardo hopes for expanded collaborations with Korea
Leonardo, a global giant in aerospace, defense and security, has a long track record of collaborating with Korea in both military and non-military sectors. The Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy has operated the firm's best-selling AW159 maritime operations helicopter, while the nation's Coast Guard, firefighting services and medical operators are also its faithful customers.
Tank, howitzer exports to Poland feared to create arms shortage in Korean military
Dozens of tanks and self-propelled howitzers that were supposed to be delivered to the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army will be shipped to Poland, according to a lawmaker. In addition, some howitzers that have already been in operation for years, will also be delivered to the Central European country, raising concerns over a possible weapons shortage in the military. Korea and Po...
Broader partnerships to solve broader challenges: How Korea is leading the way
From COVID-19 to climate change to Russia's war against Ukraine, the world is weathering a perfect-storm of multiple, cascading crises. The consequences of which have spread fast and far, affecting the world's most vulnerable people the most. To face these crises, we need more financing and more importantly, we need more solidarity and more partners on-board.