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Elaine Ramirez

Elaine Ramirez

Based in Seoul since 2009, Elaine Ramirez has written and edited for The Korea Herald, Groove Korea, and Tech in Asia.

Elaine Ramirez covers the Koreas with a focus on economics, business, and technology. Based in Seoul since 2009, she has written and edited for The Korea Herald, Groove Korea, and Tech in Asia. She tweets @elainegija.

Posts by Elaine Ramirez
July 08, 2017

South Korea Still Mum on US Trade Deal Renegotiation

By Elaine Ramirez
President Moon steered clear of Trump’s earlier call for a renegotiation of the five-year-old trade deal.

November 30, 2016

South Korean President Leaves Her Fate To Feuding Lawmakers

By Elaine Ramirez
The embattled Park Geun-hye may be betting on political deadlock to deflect an impending impeachment motion.
November 25, 2016

How Is the Presidential Scandal Impacting South Korea's Diplomacy?

By Elaine Ramirez
The short-term fallout is limited, but Park's weakness at a time of geopolitical flux could have long-term consequences.

November 10, 2016

South Korea Fears Trump Wild Card on Pyongyang

By Elaine Ramirez
With South Korea beset by scandal and Trump headed to the White House, where does that leave the U.S.-ROK alliance?

November 05, 2016

Choi-Gate: South Korean President Cleans out Cabinet, Public Not Assuaged

By Elaine Ramirez
Subjecting herself to an investigation but refusing to step down, a humiliated Park Geun-hye all but admits defeat.

October 28, 2016

South Koreans Call for President’s Impeachment Over Influence Scandal

By Elaine Ramirez
A crisis over presidential influence from outside the Blue House could be Park Geun-hye’s ultimate undoing.
October 03, 2016

South Korea to America: Please Elect Hillary Clinton

By Elaine Ramirez
South Koreans are her biggest fans in Asia, but those hoping for more engagement could be disappointed.

September 29, 2016

No More Free Lunch for South Korean Journalists

By Elaine Ramirez
A strict new anti-graft act criminalizes bribes, gifts, and lunches over $30, and could impact the overall economy.

September 24, 2016

South Korean Labor Strike Streak Fizzles Out

By Elaine Ramirez
Trickle-down labor reforms aimed to revive dismal economy, but lack safety net for bottom rung.

May 26, 2016

Ban Ki-moon Keeps Presidential Option Open

By Elaine Ramirez
The UN secretary general leaves the door open for a presidential run in 2017.

May 12, 2016

South Korea Sizing up Presidential Options

By Elaine Ramirez
May 05, 2016

Iran Tour Strengthens South Korea’s Middle Power Grab

By Elaine Ramirez
Making friends with North Korea’s allies could pry loose Pyongyang’s grip.

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