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On Hong Kong, South Korea Is Caught Between China and US
May 29, 2020

On Hong Kong, South Korea Is Caught Between China and US

By Tae-jun Kang
The Hong Kong issue is adding urgency to South Korea’s need for a new balancing strategy between the U.S. and China.

South Korea’s Green New Deal
May 29, 2020

South Korea’s Green New Deal

By Troy Stangarone
Moon's vision for a post-COVID economy includes a new commitment to reducing emissions.
South Korea’s Imperfect But Maturing Democracy
May 27, 2020

South Korea’s Imperfect But Maturing Democracy

By John Lee
South Korea’s democracy continues to grow and evolve.

At Meeting, North Korea’s Kim Touts ‘Nuclear War Deterrent’
May 26, 2020

At Meeting, North Korea’s Kim Touts ‘Nuclear War Deterrent’

By Ankit Panda
The meeting covered a range of issues pertaining to the Korean People’s Army.

Agile Governance Crushing COVID-19: Taiwan and South Korea
May 22, 2020

Agile Governance Crushing COVID-19: Taiwan and South Korea

By Mark Manantan
As leadership in global health governance remains in limbo, South Korea and Taiwan stand out with their nimbleness.

South Korean Politician Adds China Interference Charge to Election Rigging Claim
May 22, 2020

South Korean Politician Adds China Interference Charge to Election Rigging Claim

By Tae-jun Kang
Min Kyung-wook is claiming China helped rig the April parliamentary polls.

K-Quarantine: The Condemnation or Resurgence of LGBTQ Rights in South Korea
May 22, 2020

K-Quarantine: The Condemnation or Resurgence of LGBTQ Rights in South Korea

By Britt Robinson
The latest case cluster in South Korea introduces a new, complicating, dynamic to its previously successful response model: homophobia.
North Korea’s Foreign Cash Crunch
May 20, 2020

North Korea’s Foreign Cash Crunch

By Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
North Korea’s government bonds and other economic coercion is a red flag for state finances.

Korean Media Report Sparks Outcry Over Abuse of Indonesian Crew Members on Chinese Fishing Ships
May 14, 2020

Korean Media Report Sparks Outcry Over Abuse of Indonesian Crew Members on Chinese Fishing Ships

By Jenna Gibson
MBC's shocking report on inhumane working conditions sparked international outrage.

South Korean NGO’s Role in Supporting ‘Comfort Women’ Questioned
May 13, 2020

South Korean NGO’s Role in Supporting ‘Comfort Women’ Questioned

By Tae-jun Kang
Accusations from a former victim of pilfered donations have sparked controversy.

Homophobia Threatens to Hamper South Korea’s COVID-19 Fight
May 12, 2020

Homophobia Threatens to Hamper South Korea’s COVID-19 Fight

By Associated Press
A COVID-19 cluster linked to nightclubs sparked a backlash against the LGBT community. Now some at-risk Koreans are reluctant to come forward for testing.
Can South Korea Boost Its Economy by Turning to Gaming?
May 11, 2020

Can South Korea Boost Its Economy by Turning to Gaming?

By Tae-jun Kang
South Korea is hoping to cash in on the coronavirus-driven boom in mobile gaming. But critics say it needs to address problems in the industry first.

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