Global Outlook Articles by Chung-in Moon

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Global Outlook Articles by Chung-in Moon

Chung-in Moon is the co-convener of Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. As Distinguished University Professor of Yonsei University, he is Special Advisor to the ROK President for Unification, Foreign and Security Affairs, Editor-in-Chief of Global Asia, and Krause Distinguished Fellow, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UCSD. He is a member of the Toda International Research Advisory Council.

Three Puzzles in South Korean Diplomacy Discourse

By Chung-in Moon  |  26 April, 2021

South Korea must keep a strong alliance with the US and maintain a strategic partnership with China.

The Three Competing Viewpoints in Biden Administration’s Potential North Korea Policy

By Chung-in Moon  |  12 December, 2020

With the inauguration of Joe Biden as the next American president all but certain, the eyes of the world are once again turning to the US. People are speculating about the policy line to be adopted by Biden, who has promised to value American alliances and restore multilateralism in the international community in a departure from Donald Trump’s “America First” approach. But little is known about what policy the Biden administration will adopt on the North Korean nuclear issue, the topic of greatest interest to those of us in South Korea.

South Korea Should Carefully Consider its Own National Interest Regarding Alliance with the US

By Chung-in Moon  |  09 December, 2020

It is diplomats’ job to re-evaluate alliances to suit our interests, and they shouldn’t be criticised for it. South Korea’s conservative establishment has been harshly critical of the Moon administration’s attitude toward the South Korea-US alliance. The latest controversy concerns recent remarks by Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and Lee Soo-hyuck, South Korean ambassador to the US.

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