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South Korea Presidential Election: Moon Jae-in Claims Victory
May 10, 2017
South Korea Presidential Election: Moon Jae-in Claims Victory
Exit polls and the count so far indicate that the Democratic Party's Moon will be South Korea's next leader.
South Korea Presidential Election: Moon Jae-in Claims Victory
Will Park Geun-hye Be Pardoned?
April 25, 2017
Will Park Geun-hye Be Pardoned?
If a pardon is made, the peaceful protests could change tone.
Will Park Geun-hye Be Pardoned?
North Korea in the Spotlight as South Korea’s Presidential Race Tightens
April 21, 2017
North Korea in the Spotlight as South Korea’s Presidential Race Tightens
As the North Korea threat grows, a dark horse consolidates support.
North Korea in the Spotlight as South Korea’s Presidential Race Tightens
South Korea's Impeached President Park Now Under Arrest
March 31, 2017
South Korea's Impeached President Park Now Under Arrest
Less than a month after losing her immunity, Park is detained on charges of bribery and abuse of power.
South Korea's Impeached President Park Now Under Arrest
Will Park Geun-hye Face Jail Time for the Choi-Gate Scandal?
February 24, 2017
Will Park Geun-hye Face Jail Time for the Choi-Gate Scandal?
Barring a political deal, Park looks likely to face prosecution if the Constitutional Court upholds her impeachment.
Will Park Geun-hye Face Jail Time for the Choi-Gate Scandal?
South Korea at a Crossroads
February 24, 2017
South Korea at a Crossroads
As a president’s fate hangs in the balance, South Korea is in a state of pervasive political uncertainty.
South Korea at a Crossroads
Interview: Thomas Byrne on the Future of the US-ROK Alliance
January 19, 2017
Interview: Thomas Byrne on the Future of the US-ROK Alliance
A conversation about prospects for the relationship amid domestic political changes in both countries.
Interview: Thomas Byrne on the Future of the US-ROK Alliance
Time for a Constitutional Change in South Korea?
December 24, 2016
Time for a Constitutional Change in South Korea?
In the wake of Park Geun-hye's downfall, some argue the time is right to change the role of the presidency.
Time for a Constitutional Change in South Korea?
A Tough Task for South Korea's Interim Government
December 16, 2016
A Tough Task for South Korea's Interim Government
With President Park impeached, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn assumes the reins. He has his work cut out for him.
A Tough Task for South Korea's Interim Government
After President's Impeachment, a Stress Test for South Korea
December 14, 2016
After President's Impeachment, a Stress Test for South Korea
Park Geun-hye's impeachment heralds prolonged limbo and potential crisis.
After President's Impeachment, a Stress Test for South Korea
New Third Party Stuns Mainstream in South Korea’s Elections
April 14, 2016
New Third Party Stuns Mainstream in South Korea’s Elections
As the ruling conservatives tumble, a liberal defector now holds the final say in parliament.
New Third Party Stuns Mainstream in South Korea’s Elections
South Korea: A 'Flawed Democracy'?
January 22, 2016
South Korea: A 'Flawed Democracy'?
A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit declares that South Korea is no longer a full democracy.
South Korea: A 'Flawed Democracy'?
Could MERS Permanently Tarnish South Korea's Government?
June 18, 2015
Could MERS Permanently Tarnish South Korea's Government?
The answer is more complicated than you might think.
Could MERS Permanently Tarnish South Korea's Government?
The US-Korea Summit That Wasn't
June 17, 2015
The US-Korea Summit That Wasn't
Korean President Park was forced to postpone her visit to the U.S. Can the two sides make good use of the delay?
The US-Korea Summit That Wasn't
South Korea's New Spy Chief Under Fire
March 19, 2015
South Korea's New Spy Chief Under Fire
The nominee to lead NIS is questioned for his patriotism and his perceptions of history.
South Korea's New Spy Chief Under Fire
Leftist Politics and Balloon Launching: More Complicated Than You Think
November 25, 2014
Leftist Politics and Balloon Launching: More Complicated Than You Think
The politics of leaflet propaganda reveal the complexities of the domestic political scene in South Korea.
Leftist Politics and Balloon Launching: More Complicated Than You Think
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