Asia Geopolitics

Everything You Wanted to Know About South Korea’s ‘Choi-Gate’

A political scandal is engulfing South Korean Preisdent Park Geun-hye. What are the stakes and who are the players?

Everything You Wanted to Know About South Korea’s ‘Choi-Gate’
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SinoNK Managing Editor Steven Denney joins The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) to discuss South Korea’s ongoing political scandal. The episode focuses on the contours of “Choi-gate” — the scandal surrounding South Korean President Park Geun-hye allegedly allowing her long-time confidante and friend access to affairs of state. The discussion considers the geopolitical ramifications of the scandal on the U.S.-South Korea alliance and the possible influence Choi may have exercised on Park’s North Korea policy.

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