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Confucianism Fails to Explain Sewol Ferry Tragedy
June 19, 2014
Confucianism Fails to Explain Sewol Ferry Tragedy
The ‘culturalist’ response to national tragedies fails to explain why South Korean students were unable to abandon ship.
Confucianism Fails to Explain Sewol Ferry Tragedy
South Korea’s Incoherent Economic Policy
June 19, 2014
South Korea’s Incoherent Economic Policy
The Park administration is struggling to craft policies that can address growing inequality and slowing growth.
South Korea’s Incoherent Economic Policy
DPRK Cruise Missiles and Energy Leverage
June 18, 2014
DPRK Cruise Missiles and Energy Leverage
North Korea’s relationship with Russia is improving as both seek to gain influence in Northeast Asia.
DPRK Cruise Missiles and Energy Leverage
North Korea Slams Xi Jinping and the Chinese Dream
June 17, 2014
North Korea Slams Xi Jinping and the Chinese Dream
Reports suggest that North Korea continues to distance itself from China under Xi Jinping.
North Korea Slams Xi Jinping and the Chinese Dream
US, South Korea Discuss Operational Control (OPCON) Transfer
June 17, 2014
US, South Korea Discuss Operational Control (OPCON) Transfer
The two allies held a high-level meeting to discuss the transfer of wartime operational control of South Korean forces.
US, South Korea Discuss Operational Control (OPCON) Transfer
S. Korean PM Nominee: Japan’s Occupation Was ‘God’s Will’
June 15, 2014
S. Korean PM Nominee: Japan’s Occupation Was ‘God’s Will’
A leaked video shows Park's prime minister nominee saying that Japan's occupation and Korea's division were "God's will."
S. Korean PM Nominee: Japan’s Occupation Was ‘God’s Will’
Can North Korea's Economy Endure China’s Slowdown?
June 13, 2014
Can North Korea's Economy Endure China’s Slowdown?
Pyongyang’s economy has quietly grown in recent years. China’s economic rebalance promises to reverse this trend.
Can North Korea's Economy Endure China’s Slowdown?
The Rise of Chinese E-Commerce in South Korea
June 13, 2014
The Rise of Chinese E-Commerce in South Korea
Chinese online marketplaces are a growing phenomenon throughout South Korea.
The Rise of Chinese E-Commerce in South Korea
In Korea, President Park Comes Under Fire
June 12, 2014
In Korea, President Park Comes Under Fire
Despite the ruling party’s recent electoral victory, President Park’s domestic critics continue to gain ground.
In Korea, President Park Comes Under Fire
Korean Merger Takes Instant Messaging Competition to New Level
June 09, 2014
Korean Merger Takes Instant Messaging Competition to New Level
The merger of Kakao and Daum Communication signals the start of a content for global dominance.
Korean Merger Takes Instant Messaging Competition to New Level
Korea’s Ruling Party Largely Unscathed After Local Elections
June 07, 2014
Korea’s Ruling Party Largely Unscathed After Local Elections
The opposition fails to capitalize on public outrage over the recent ferry tragedy.
Korea’s Ruling Party Largely Unscathed After Local Elections
Foreign Policy Concerns in Park Cabinet Reshuffle
June 05, 2014
Foreign Policy Concerns in Park Cabinet Reshuffle
The new cabinet will need to demonstrate credentials in handling South Korea’s foreign policy challenges.
Foreign Policy Concerns in Park Cabinet Reshuffle
Expanding Starbucks Threatens Local Brands in Korea
June 01, 2014
Expanding Starbucks Threatens Local Brands in Korea
The growing dominance of the US chain has prompted competitors to call for regulation.
Expanding Starbucks Threatens Local Brands in Korea
Korea: Wagering on Unification
May 30, 2014
Korea: Wagering on Unification
Despite ongoing tension and uncertainty on the Peninsula, investors are looking at unification with increased optimism.
Korea: Wagering on Unification
South Koreans View North Korea as Cooperative Partner
May 30, 2014
South Koreans View North Korea as Cooperative Partner
A new government sponsored survey found that nearly 60 percent of South Koreans view Pyongyang as a cooperative partner.
South Koreans View North Korea as Cooperative Partner
Ferry Tragedy: A Righteous and Overdue Rage Over Corruption
May 28, 2014
Ferry Tragedy: A Righteous and Overdue Rage Over Corruption
The Sewol disaster has placed an entrenched bureaucratic practice in the crosshairs.
Ferry Tragedy: A Righteous and Overdue Rage Over Corruption
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