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Hyunmin Michael Kang

Hyunmin Michael Kang

Hyunmin Michael Kang is a doctoral candidate in department of international cooperation at Korea University. His main areas of research include inter-Korean relations, Korea-Japan relations, and East Asian politics.

He was a former editor for the National Human Rights Commission of Korea where he has worked on human rights issues in the country. He has previously written for various outlets such as the Huffington Post Korea on security as well as non-security issues related to the two Koreas.

He is a fan of urban history in Korea, and writes on various developments in the country including multiculturalism, labor movements, human rights, and the Korean wave. He is also an independent K-Pop producer.

Can South Korea Jumpstart Job Creation?
November 10, 2017
Can South Korea Jumpstart Job Creation?
South Korea unveils its five-year plan for creating jobs, but will it be enough?
Can South Korea Jumpstart Job Creation?
Is it Time for South Korea to Regain Wartime Operational Control?
October 20, 2017
Is it Time for South Korea to Regain Wartime Operational Control?
President Moon’s recent remarks sparked fierce debate on retrieving South Korea’s wartime operational control from the United States.
Is it Time for South Korea to Regain Wartime Operational Control?
The Role of Translation in South Korean Diplomacy
October 10, 2017
The Role of Translation in South Korean Diplomacy
A good tongue is always a good weapon.
The Role of Translation in South Korean Diplomacy
US and South Korea Agree to Initiate FTA Amendment Negotiations
October 06, 2017
US and South Korea Agree to Initiate FTA Amendment Negotiations
Trump’s threats to terminate the agreement entirely seems to have brought the Koreans to the table.
US and South Korea Agree to Initiate FTA Amendment Negotiations
South Korea's Heated Debate Over the Possibility of Tactical Nukes
September 22, 2017
South Korea's Heated Debate Over the Possibility of Tactical Nukes
The possible deployment of tactical nukes is a hot topic for the opposition in Seoul.
South Korea's Heated Debate Over the Possibility of Tactical Nukes
Strife in South Korea Over Politics in Public Broadcasting
September 15, 2017
Strife in South Korea Over Politics in Public Broadcasting
Accusations of political bias run rampant, with two broadcasting unions going on strike.
Strife in South Korea Over Politics in Public Broadcasting
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