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Eunwoo Lee

Eunwoo Lee

Eunwoo Lee writes on politics, society, and history of Europe and East Asia.

Based in Paris and Seoul, Eunwoo Lee writes on politics, society and history of Europe and East Asia. He is also a non-resident research fellow at the ROK Forum for Nuclear Strategy. Previously, he served at South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense, on detachment to the Army Headquarters.

He graduated from University College London (UCL) with BA History and also spent a year at the University of Texas at Austin under Wm. Roger Louis for his British decolonization curriculum and his writing workshop. He can be contacted via LinkedIn and Twitter

Posts by Eunwoo Lee
September 12, 2023

South Koreans Are Locked in a Battle Over Historical Interpretations

By Eunwoo Lee
A recent debate over the legacy of independence struggles and anti-communism reveals a long-running ideological divide.

August 09, 2023

South Korean Teachers Are Demanding Their Rights

By Eunwoo Lee
South Korea’s public education system is floundering amid abuse of teachers by parents and students.
July 07, 2023

Baby Boomers’ Retirement Will Remake South Korea

By Eunwoo Lee
The demographic shift will stir fundamental changes in the country’s landscape and environment.

June 08, 2023

South Korea’s Healthcare Sector Is Heading Toward a Crisis

By Eunwoo Lee
Reform efforts have put the government at loggerheads with physicians, who are reluctant to let go of their privileges. 

May 05, 2023

Dashed Korean Dreams: The Plight of Migrant Workers

By Eunwoo Lee
South Korea’s handling of migrant workers is a blotch on the country's reputation. 

June 25, 2022

Can Nuclear Energy Power South Korea’s Future?

By Eunwoo Lee
President Yoon wants nuclear energy to catapult South Korea to carbon neutrality and international prestige. But a rough road lies ahead.
March 23, 2022

President Moon’s Legacy: Boosted Arms Exports for South Korea

By Eunwoo Lee
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol will carry on Moon’s legacy in one aspect at least: the military industry.

March 12, 2022

South Korea’s Self-Employment Crisis

By Eunwoo Lee
Amid online shopping bonanzas and anti-COVID measures, one-person business owners and self-employed subcontractors have suffered.

February 08, 2022

South Korea’s Shift Away From Reunification Is a Bad Sign for the Korean Peninsula

By Eunwoo Lee
South Koreans increasingly reject reunification with the North amid intensifying hostility and indifference. But inter-Korean relations that prioritize economic ties over reconciliation easily fall prey to global geopolitics.

December 09, 2021

A Networked, High-Tech Alliance Makes an Attractive Target for Cyberattacks

By Eunwoo Lee
Increasing integration of technology and information among allies highlights the importance of cybersecurity – and fixing fundamental flaws.

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