After wrapping up one week in Seoul, Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Journalist Fellow Robbie Gramer published two articles in Foreign Policy titled, “As Security Threats Mount, Japan and South Korea Begin (Carefully) Mending Fences” (June 30, 2022) and “Pyongyang’s Not Picking Up the Phone” (June 28, 2022). Based on interviews with South Korean officials and experts during his stay in Seoul, Gramer most recently reports that the new administration has declared rapprochement with Japan a foreign-policy priority. In the article from June 28, he explains that the new administration in South Korea also seeks to expand security cooperation with the United States, whilst North Korea remains silent.