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Kim Yo Jong Targets South Korean Leaflets as Root Cause of North’s COVID-19 Pandemic
August 11, 2022

Kim Yo Jong Targets South Korean Leaflets as Root Cause of North’s COVID-19 Pandemic

By Mitch Shin
With Kim Jong Un’s declaration of victory over the COVID-19 pandemic, Kim Yo Jong warned of “deadly retaliatory” countermeasures against leaflets sent from South Korea. 

Unprecedented Rainstorm Exposes South Korea’s Blind Spots
August 11, 2022

Unprecedented Rainstorm Exposes South Korea’s Blind Spots

By Hayoung Seo
The extreme flooding in Seoul highlighted South Korea’s lack of preparation for natural disasters – or climate change in general.
North Korea: Repeated Reshuffling at the Top
August 09, 2022

North Korea: Repeated Reshuffling at the Top

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
Changes in key personnel continue to occur at a rapid pace.

South Korea’s Demographic Trends Continue to Decline
August 09, 2022

South Korea’s Demographic Trends Continue to Decline

By Troy Stangarone
South Korea’s population decline is following the U.N.’s most negative projections, with major implications for the country’s economic future.

North Korea Slams Pelosi’s Visit to Seoul
August 08, 2022

North Korea Slams Pelosi’s Visit to Seoul

By Mitch Shin
For a second time, North Korea criticized Pelosi’s visit to the Asia-Pacific region, defining her as “the worst destroyer of international peace and stability.”

Does the South Korean Ministry of Gender Equality Need to Be Abolished? 
August 05, 2022

Does the South Korean Ministry of Gender Equality Need to Be Abolished? 

By Britt Robinson
A simple rebrand could make MOGEF a strong ally of the Yoon administration for solving many of the crises facing the South Korean public.

South Koreans Question President Yoon’s Decision to Skip Meeting with Pelosi
August 04, 2022

South Koreans Question President Yoon’s Decision to Skip Meeting with Pelosi

By Mitch Shin
Pelosi met her South Korean counterpart on Thursday, but could not meet South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol because of his summer vacation in Seoul. 
North Korea Denounces Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan   
August 03, 2022

North Korea Denounces Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan   

By Mitch Shin
Standing with its biggest ally, North Korea publicly delivered its ironclad support for the “One China” principle.

Kim Jong Un Slams South Korean President’s ‘Suicidal’ Military Moves
July 28, 2022

Kim Jong Un Slams South Korean President’s ‘Suicidal’ Military Moves

By Mitch Shin
Responding to Seoul’s hawkish action against the country, the North Korean leader said his country is ready to mobilize its nuclear war deterrent. 

Breaking Down North Korea’s COVID Strategy
July 22, 2022

Breaking Down North Korea’s COVID Strategy

By Emma Nymoen
The Kim Jong Un regime’s COVID-19 policies are enabling the government to re-indoctrinate a nation of people.

Can South Korea Mend Ties With Japan?
July 21, 2022

Can South Korea Mend Ties With Japan?

By Mitch Shin
The Yoon administration has expressed a strong willingness to improve bilateral ties with Japan, but Tokyo seems unwilling to budge on the central issues. 
South Korea’s Reforestation Campaign
November 01, 2021

South Korea’s Reforestation Campaign

By Yong Kwon
Can Seoul’s decades-old effort serve as a model for fighting climate change today?

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