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North Korea: A rising threat - Financial Times

Since inheriting power in late 2011, Kim Jong Un has dramatically increased the speed and scope of North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and the ballistic missile to carry them. In 2016 his regime drew international condemnation by testing two ...and more »

[News Focus] Will OPCON transfer take place earlier than expected? - The Korea Herald

In peacetime, South Korea is in charge of its military forces. But when a war breaks out on the Korean Peninsula, the US is to take control of both South Korean military forces and the Americans stationed here. During his campaign, President Moon Jae ...and more »

North Korea Won't Be The Only Issue South Korean President Moon Is Judged On - Forbes

South Korean president Moon Jae-in in Seoul in May 2017. (Photographer: Yao Qilin/Pool via Bloomberg). When South Korea's newly-elected President Moon Jae-in meets with President Trump on Thursday and Friday, North Korea and its nuclear threats will ...and more »

President Trump signals intention to renegotiate KORUS FTA at summit with Pres. Moon - The Hankyoreh

US President Donald Trump all but officially declared his plans to renegotiate the South Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) to rectify trade imbalances between the two sides. “[T]he United States has trade deficits with many, many countries, and ...and more »

(News Focus) S. Korean companies unveil US$12.8 bln investment plan during Moon's US visit - Yonhap News

SEOUL, June 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's big businesses unveiled major investments planned for the United States during President Moon Jae-in's first trip to Washington, in a bid to proactively cope with growing protectionist trends in the world's ...and more »

(LEAD) (News Focus) S. Korea, US free trade deal up for negotiation - Yonhap News

SEOUL, July 1 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Donald Trump has made it official that the free trade deal with South Korea is up for renegotiation, setting the stage for a tough tug-of-war between the two trade partners amid growing concerns that Washington ...and more »

(News Focus) Moon-Trump summit better than expected: US experts - Yonhap News

WASHINGTON, July 1 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in produced better-than-expected results from his first summit talks with U.S. President Donald Trump as he succeeded in aligning their respective approaches to North Korea, U.S. experts said Saturday ...and more »

South Korea's Moon Jae-in Is Meeting with Donald Trump. Here Are 5 Things to Know - TIME

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is making his first visit to the U.S. as president this week, and is due to sit down with President Donald Trump on Friday. While the visit won't be as palpably awkward as Angela Merkel's, things will be tense — and ...and more »

Moon and Trump hope summit will ease Washington-Seoul tensions - Financial Times

When Donald Trump welcomes Moon Jae-in, the new South Korean president, to the White House, the leaders will focus on the threat from North Korea as they try to ease tensions between Washington and Seoul sparked by rhetoric from both men. Ahead of ...and more »

(News Focus) Personal friendship between Moon, Trump highlights success of first summit - Yonhap News

WASHINGTON, June 30 (Yonhap) -- The first Korea-U.S. summit under the countries' new administrations came to an end Friday, with newly formed trust and friendship between their leaders signaling further development of their alliance down the road ...and more »