New Developments Mark North Korean Anniversary
December 19, 2014
New Developments Mark North Korean Anniversary
The third anniversary of Kim Jong-il’s death has been accompanied by modest changes that have some observers hopeful.
New Developments Mark North Korean Anniversary
North Korea Calls for UN Security Council Investigation of CIA Torture
December 17, 2014
North Korea Calls for UN Security Council Investigation of CIA Torture
In an attempt to deflect criticism of its own human rights record, North Korea is calling for a UNSC session on the CIA.
North Korea Calls for UN Security Council Investigation of CIA Torture
North Korea’s Diplomatic Push
December 13, 2014
North Korea’s Diplomatic Push
Pyongyang has recently been reaching out to a number of key countries, with one very notable exception.
North Korea’s Diplomatic Push
China to Overtake U.S. in South Korea Banking
December 12, 2014
China to Overtake U.S. in South Korea Banking
Driven by interest in yuan savings accounts, Chinese banks are enjoying a rapidly growing presence in South Korea.
China to Overtake U.S. in South Korea Banking
China Not Invited to Kim Jong-il's Death Anniversary Commemoration
December 09, 2014
China Not Invited to Kim Jong-il's Death Anniversary Commemoration
The North Korean government will not invite China to the commemoration of Kim Jong-il's third death anniversary.
China Not Invited to Kim Jong-il's Death Anniversary Commemoration
Factional Politics Will Determine Future of South Korean Left
December 09, 2014
Factional Politics Will Determine Future of South Korean Left
The opposition NPAD is electing new leaders, with significant implications for leftist politics in South Korea.
Factional Politics Will Determine Future of South Korean Left
Korea-China Free Trade Deal Likely a Major Blow for Small-Time Traders
December 07, 2014
Korea-China Free Trade Deal Likely a Major Blow for Small-Time Traders
Socially and economically vulnerable, small-time traders look set to lose their livelihoods as tariffs disappear.
Korea-China Free Trade Deal Likely a Major Blow for Small-Time Traders
Kim Young-hwan’s Story Shows Just How Different South Korea Is Nowadays
December 04, 2014
Kim Young-hwan’s Story Shows Just How Different South Korea Is Nowadays
The transformation of a pro-North Korean revolutionary mirrors changes in South Korea.
Kim Young-hwan’s Story Shows Just How Different South Korea Is Nowadays
Kim Jong-un’s Sister to Visit South Korea?
December 04, 2014
Kim Jong-un’s Sister to Visit South Korea?
A suggestion that Kim Yo-jong could be on her way sparks a surge in stock prices of related companies.
Kim Jong-un’s Sister to Visit South Korea?
South Korea Approves 'Christmas Tower' Near North Korean Border
December 03, 2014
South Korea Approves 'Christmas Tower' Near North Korean Border
In a move likely to anger North Korea, the South Korean Defense Ministry has approved a new, temporary "Christmas tower."
South Korea Approves 'Christmas Tower' Near North Korean Border
Top US General: North Korea is Making Progress on Asymmetric Capabilities
December 02, 2014
Top US General: North Korea is Making Progress on Asymmetric Capabilities
The commander of U.S. Forces Korea highlighted North Korea's progress in developing asymmetric military capabilities.
Top US General: North Korea is Making Progress on Asymmetric Capabilities
China and the Korean DMZ World Peace Park
December 01, 2014
China and the Korean DMZ World Peace Park
China supports the DMZ Peace Park project in general, but is unlikely to become deeply involved.
China and the Korean DMZ World Peace Park
South Korea’s Changing Attitudes on Inequality and Capitalism
November 30, 2014
South Korea’s Changing Attitudes on Inequality and Capitalism
Are Koreans becoming disenchanted with the local brand of capitalism?
South Korea’s Changing Attitudes on Inequality and Capitalism
IKEA to Face Probe in South Korea
November 29, 2014
IKEA to Face Probe in South Korea
The Fair Trade Commission announces it will investigate claims that South Koreans are getting a raw deal on prices.
IKEA to Face Probe in South Korea
Tough Times for Korean Elders
November 28, 2014
Tough Times for Korean Elders
A recent pension scheme does not go far enough for many of South Korea’s poorer seniors.
Tough Times for Korean Elders
Seoul’s Losing Birth Rate Battle
November 26, 2014
Seoul’s Losing Birth Rate Battle
The capital requires a comprehensive policy to stave off ‘extinction.’
Seoul’s Losing Birth Rate Battle
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