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South Korean Female Sergeant’s Death Highlight Military’s Problem With Sexual Assault
June 14, 2021

South Korean Female Sergeant’s Death Highlight Military’s Problem With Sexual Assault

By Mitch Shin
The Ministry of National Defense promised a thorough investigation into the case, but critics say it’s too little, too late.

After the Latest Forced Labor Court Ruling, Where Do Japan-South Korea Relations Stand?
June 10, 2021

After the Latest Forced Labor Court Ruling, Where Do Japan-South Korea Relations Stand?

By Troy Stangarone
The Seoul Central District Court ruling might help lower temperatures, but a political solution is needed to improve South Korea’s relations with Japan.
Seoul Court Rejects Slave Labor Claim Against Japanese Firms
June 08, 2021

Seoul Court Rejects Slave Labor Claim Against Japanese Firms

By Kim Tong-Hyung
The decision seemed to contradict 2018 Supreme Courts rulings against Japanese firms, which had enraged Tokyo.

Can South Korea Keep up its Momentum on Climate after the P4G Seoul Summit?
June 04, 2021

Can South Korea Keep up its Momentum on Climate after the P4G Seoul Summit?

By Kyle Ferrier
South Korea has a chance to close the gap between rhetoric and action on climate change.

Could More Powerful South Korean Ballistic Missiles Actually Help North Korea?
June 03, 2021

Could More Powerful South Korean Ballistic Missiles Actually Help North Korea?

By A. B. Abrams
The U.S. decision to lift restrictions on South Korean missile development could be a blessing in disguise for Pyongyang.

South Korea Erupts in Outrage Over Tokyo Olympics Map
June 02, 2021

South Korea Erupts in Outrage Over Tokyo Olympics Map

By Mitch Shin
The South Korean government and activists alike expressed deep regret toward a map marking disputed islets as Japanese territory. 

Seoul’s Trash Crisis
May 27, 2021

Seoul’s Trash Crisis

By Jenna Gibson
The South Korean capital is running out of space for its waste.
Biden Pulls South Korea Closer in Alignment With US Indo-Pacific Strategy
May 24, 2021

Biden Pulls South Korea Closer in Alignment With US Indo-Pacific Strategy

By Gabriela Bernal
The Indo-Pacific focus of the Biden-Moon joint statement was notable.

What to Expect from the Upcoming Biden-Moon Summit
May 17, 2021

What to Expect from the Upcoming Biden-Moon Summit

By Sukjoon Yoon
Moon and Biden are looking for very different results from the upcoming summit.

Cybersecurity Should Be a Priority for the Moon-Biden Summit
May 13, 2021

Cybersecurity Should Be a Priority for the Moon-Biden Summit

By Troy Stangarone
Cyber risks will only continue to grow as more of our daily lives become digital and interconnected.

North Korea Leaves Room to Renew Dialogue with the US
May 11, 2021

North Korea Leaves Room to Renew Dialogue with the US

By Mitch Shin
According to local news reports, after being ignored for months Washington finally got through to Pyongyang to explain U.S. policy.
Moon’s Prosecutor Pick Puts Reform Efforts Back in the Spotlight
May 06, 2021

Moon’s Prosecutor Pick Puts Reform Efforts Back in the Spotlight

By Jenna Gibson
Kim Oh-soo, the nominee for prosecutor general, is a strong supporter of President Moon's controversial prosecution reform plan.

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