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
South Korea's Immigrant Problem
November 12, 2014
South Korea's Immigrant Problem
South Korea still has a long way to go before it solves its growing multicultural problem.
South Korea's Immigrant Problem
Piketty in Seoul: Rising Income Inequality in South Korea
November 04, 2014
Piketty in Seoul: Rising Income Inequality in South Korea
Advocates of the bestselling French author are calling for major reforms in South Korea.
Piketty in Seoul: Rising Income Inequality in South Korea
South Korea Scraps 'Christmas Tower' Near North Korean Border
October 24, 2014
South Korea Scraps 'Christmas Tower' Near North Korean Border
North Korea had long seen the tower as a tool of psychological warfare.
South Korea Scraps 'Christmas Tower' Near North Korean Border
Under US Pressure, Major Countries Snub China’s New Regional Bank
October 23, 2014
Under US Pressure, Major Countries Snub China’s New Regional Bank
On Friday, China will officially launch its new regional infrastructure bank. Many notable nations will be absent.
Under US Pressure, Major Countries Snub China’s New Regional Bank
South Koreans More Accepting of LGBT Community
October 21, 2014
South Koreans More Accepting of LGBT Community
South Koreans are increasingly accepting of homosexuality.
South Koreans More Accepting of LGBT Community
South Korea Is Arming Authoritarians with Tear Gas
October 17, 2014
South Korea Is Arming Authoritarians with Tear Gas
One South Korean company has exported 3.16 million tear gas shells to 24 countries since 2011. Most went to Bahrain.
South Korea Is Arming Authoritarians with Tear Gas
South Korea's Attack on the Press
October 16, 2014
South Korea's Attack on the Press
South Korea's indictment of a Japanese journalist is just the latest example of its press censorship.
South Korea's Attack on the Press
North Korea Doubles Size of Cyber Force
October 11, 2014
North Korea Doubles Size of Cyber Force
North Korea has nearly doubled the size of its Strategic Cyber Command over the last two years.
North Korea Doubles Size of Cyber Force
America's Militarization of Trade
October 10, 2014
America's Militarization of Trade
In South Korea and elsewhere, the U.S. has offered security for trade.
America's Militarization of Trade
South Korea's War on Tobacco
October 08, 2014
South Korea's War on Tobacco
South Korea's government is trying to rein in smoking in the country, but not everyone is ready for change.
South Korea's War on Tobacco
North and South Korean Boats Exchange Fire
October 08, 2014
North and South Korean Boats Exchange Fire
North and South Korean naval boats exchanged fire on Tuesday, but the skirmish won't impact otherwise improving ties.
North and South Korean Boats Exchange Fire
Top North Korean Officials Make Surprise Visit to South Korea
October 04, 2014
Top North Korean Officials Make Surprise Visit to South Korea
The most senior North Korean delegation to visit South Korea since 2002 arrived in Incheon on Saturday.
Top North Korean Officials Make Surprise Visit to South Korea
South Korea Needs a Welfare State
October 02, 2014
South Korea Needs a Welfare State
As a developed country, the South Korean government must do more to make the economy fair for all.
South Korea Needs a Welfare State
Chinese Brands Raise Profiles in South Korea
September 15, 2014
Chinese Brands Raise Profiles in South Korea
Chinese companies tried to register 137.9% more trademarks in South Korea in 2010 than in 2013.
Chinese Brands Raise Profiles in South Korea
South Korea's War on Brain Drain
September 13, 2014
South Korea's War on Brain Drain
South Korea is finally trying to reverse the flow of high quality human capital fleeing the country.
South Korea's War on Brain Drain
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