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A Glimmer of Hope for Inter-Korean Dialogue
June 28, 2014
A Glimmer of Hope for Inter-Korean Dialogue
The Kaesong Committee’s recent meeting made little tangible progress but did set the stage for future meetings.
A Glimmer of Hope for Inter-Korean Dialogue
South Korea’s Only Astronaut Retires
June 27, 2014
South Korea’s Only Astronaut Retires
Yi So-yeon, the first astronaut of Korea, has announced she will retire in August.
South Korea’s Only Astronaut Retires
Demographic Shifts and South Korea’s Conscript Shootings
June 26, 2014
Demographic Shifts and South Korea’s Conscript Shootings
South Korea’s population decline is the unspoken factor behind conscript shootings in the military.
Demographic Shifts and South Korea’s Conscript Shootings
PM Nominee Withdrawals Amid Seoul Gridlock
June 24, 2014
PM Nominee Withdrawals Amid Seoul Gridlock
As Xi prepares to visit Seoul, South Korea is confounded by bad blood with Japan and its government grinding to a halt.
PM Nominee Withdrawals Amid Seoul Gridlock
Japanese Report on the Kono Statement Draws Ire From Seoul, Beijing
June 24, 2014
Japanese Report on the Kono Statement Draws Ire From Seoul, Beijing
A Japanese government panel released the results of its investigation into the origins of the 1993 Kono statement.
Japanese Report on the Kono Statement Draws Ire From Seoul, Beijing
Citibank's Korea Troubles Continue
June 23, 2014
Citibank's Korea Troubles Continue
Despite a favorable court ruling last week, Citibank Korea's woes continue to mount.
Citibank's Korea Troubles Continue
4 Signs Japan-South Korea Ties Aren’t Improving
June 20, 2014
4 Signs Japan-South Korea Ties Aren’t Improving
South Korea’s next ambassador to Japan will have a difficult job.
4 Signs Japan-South Korea Ties Aren’t Improving
North Korea Downsizes Political Prisoners
June 20, 2014
North Korea Downsizes Political Prisoners
A new report suggests that the number of political prisoners in North Korea has declined since 2009.
North Korea Downsizes Political Prisoners
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
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