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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
South Korean Students Delaying Graduation
May 27, 2014
South Korean Students Delaying Graduation
In a tough jobs market, more South Korean college students are putting off graduation.
South Korean Students Delaying Graduation
South Korea: Asia’s New Powerhouse Arms Exporter
May 25, 2014
South Korea: Asia’s New Powerhouse Arms Exporter
Rapidly emerging as a regional arms supplier, South Korea sees benefits in both jobs and security.
South Korea: Asia’s New Powerhouse Arms Exporter
North Korea Plans Mass Demolition Along Chinese Border
May 23, 2014
North Korea Plans Mass Demolition Along Chinese Border
The regime announces plans widely seen as an intensified border crackdown.
North Korea Plans Mass Demolition Along Chinese Border
Maritime Tensions Reveal Troubling Status Quo in Inter-Korean Relations
May 23, 2014
Maritime Tensions Reveal Troubling Status Quo in Inter-Korean Relations
A clash in contested waters could mark the beginning of an escalation in tensions.
Maritime Tensions Reveal Troubling Status Quo in Inter-Korean Relations
North Korea Fires Coastal Artillery at South Korean Corvette
May 23, 2014
North Korea Fires Coastal Artillery at South Korean Corvette
North Korea fired coastal artillery towards a South Korean naval ship off the coast of Yeonpyeong Island.
North Korea Fires Coastal Artillery at South Korean Corvette
Ferry Disaster Weighs on Korea’s Conservatives Ahead of Elections
May 21, 2014
Ferry Disaster Weighs on Korea’s Conservatives Ahead of Elections
Polls show a sharp drop in support for the ruling Saenuri Party in the lead up to local elections.
Ferry Disaster Weighs on Korea’s Conservatives Ahead of Elections
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