Robert E Kelly
Dr Robert E. Kelly is a professor of international relations in the Department of Political Science at Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea. As a political analyst on inter-Korean affairs, he regularly contributes to print and televised media, including BBC World News, China Central Television and Al Jazeera and has written for several publications including The Diplomat and Foreign Affairs and The Interpreter. He has also provided expert opinion for The Washington Post and The New York Times.
More of his work can be found at AsianSecurityBlog.wordpress.com.
Japan and South Korea: a logical but uneasy alignment
Is a compensation deal to right colonial-era wrongs part of a strategic shift towards rapprochement?
Coronavirus will not dominate elections in South Korea this week
If only the US could also control its outbreak, the virus need not take over the agenda or make the vote treacherous.
BBC Dad has learned a thing or two about working from home
A famous video of madcap mayhem in a home office suddenly has new resonance. Yet with the laughs, expect a long grind.
South Korea’s struggle with coronavirus
A better health system and open press put the country in a stronger position – but will personal freedoms be curtailed?
Trump’s State of the Union: A preview
State of the Union speeches are traditionally dull affairs. This one could be the most bizarre in US history.
Expect more hype, little progress on North Korea this year
Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in are eager for a deal, but the current stalemate is likely to continue.
Moon Jae-in’s foreign policy reorientation
He has spoken so favourably of Kim Jong-un that Moon has been criticised for acting as North Korea’s foreign minister.
China’s slam dunk of the NBA is a game changer
Western businesses ditching ethics for market access isn’t new, but the NBA’s cowering has finally made it a story.
Impeachment will stabilise US foreign policy
Despite all the bluster, Donald Trump’s effect on foreign affairs has been too shallow to last beyond him.