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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
February 09, 2024

President Yoon Finally Addresses the First Lady’s Dior Pouch Controversy

By Eunwoo Lee
The pre-taped interview, timed for the Lunar New Year holiday, did little to assuage public anger and questions about Kim Keon-hee's political role.

January 06, 2024

Lee Sun-kyun of Oscar-Winning ‘Parasite’ Died of Social Murder

By Eunwoo Lee
South Korean society collectively stripped and buried Lee in its cruel approach to drug users.
December 04, 2023

South Korea’s Failed World Expo Bid Sparks President Yoon’s First Apology

By Eunwoo Lee
Busan’s wildly unsuccessful bid to host World Expo 2030 unnerved the government and voters alike.

November 08, 2023

South Korea’s Ruling People Power Party Gears Up for Change Ahead of the 2024 General Election

By Eunwoo Lee
A major by-election defeat provided a wake-up call, yet intra-party rifts are hard to wish away. 

October 10, 2023

Amid Legal Troubles, Lee Jae-myung Tightens Grip on South Korea’s Opposition Party

By Eunwoo Lee
South Korean politics is becoming messier as the proxy war between Lee and President Yoon continues.

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.

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