Park Geun-hye

The Leaderboard: Hwang Joon-kook

Who is he? Hwang Joon-kook is the new Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs for the Republic of Korea (ROK), serving as South Korea’s top delegate for the Six-Party Talks. Prior to this position, Ambassador Hwang served…

Wrong Play in Dealing with China

ROK-China ADIZ dispute

By Victor Cha China’s Ministry of National Defense announced on November 23 the creation of a new air defense identification zone in the East China Sea, sparking a new level of tensions with Japan, the United States and Korea. The…

Of Lemons and Lemonade

U.S.-ROK Alliance

By Victor Cha There is an American adage, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” What this means is that if you have the misfortune of being placed in a bad situation, try turning it into something good. In business,…