South Korea

Linking up Europe and South Korea 'not easy'


Russian President Putin is set to arrive in Seoul with a long list of issues, including plans for a rail link that could ultimately link Europe to South Korean ports. The main stumbling block is likely to be Pyongyang. READ MORE

US and South Korea confirm united front against North Korea


US President Obama and his South Korean colleague Park have in Washington expressed their concern over the North's repeated provocations. Both reiterated their commitment to keeping up a strong military deterrent. READ MORE

Uncertain World: China-Japan Tensions – Who Stands to Gain?


By Fyodor Lukyanov

The Asia-Pacific Region’s growing global economic and political importance was a clear priority for all those attending APEC 2012 in Vladivostok. Representatives from economies across the globe gathered to discuss its promising future. But recent events in the region have reaffirmed the axiom that great opportunities tend to be accompanied by equally great risks. READ MORE

Foreign Policy Setbacks Deepen Obama's Wounds

By Scott Wilson

Presidents have often turned to foreign policy after domestic setbacks - from Ronald Reagan's Latin American tour and speech calling the Soviet Union the "focus of evil in the modern world" in the months after his party's 1982 congressional losses to Bill Clinton's escape to Indonesia and the Philippines following his own midterm trouncing a dozen years later. Both found redemption at the polls. READ MORE

EU Foreign Policy Roundup

Posted by William C. Fleeson

There's a lot of fresh news on the EU foreign policy front, so here's a roundup of salient headlines. READ MORE

Sweden Hits Out At US Ahead Of Climate Summit

By Leigh Phillips

As the UN Copenhagen climate change summit will hold in December. READ MORE