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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
June 11, 2024

Controversy Rages over President Yoon’s Announcement of New Deep-Sea Drilling

By Eunwoo Lee
Yoon needs something to revive his approval rating to save his presidency, and he's hoping for a natural gas bonanza.

May 08, 2024

South Korea’s Tortuous Reckoning With the Itaewon Tragedy

By Eunwoo Lee
A special counsel finally takes off after more than 550 days of the government’s dawdling and muddling. 
March 27, 2024

South Korea’s New Ambassador to Australia Is a Scourge for the Ruling Party

By Eunwoo Lee
The Yoon administration is losing more hearts and minds ahead of the general elections.

March 08, 2024

South Korean Doctors Should Return to Duty

By Eunwoo Lee
They are jeopardizing patients’ lives to safeguard their own privilege.

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.

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