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North Korea’s Public Security Gets Lessons From China
August 05, 2021

North Korea’s Public Security Gets Lessons From China

By Seulkee Jang
North Korea’s Ministry of Social Security is receiving training from China’s Ministry of Public Security.

How Feminism Became a Dirty Word in South Korea
July 30, 2021

How Feminism Became a Dirty Word in South Korea

By Spencer Hines and Jay Song
The demonization of feminist discourse and ideology in South Korea is a critical impetus for young Korean men’s embrace of misogynist attitudes and conservative politics.
South Korea and the Tokyo Olympics
July 30, 2021

South Korea and the Tokyo Olympics

By Jenna Gibson
Even while Koreans cheer on their athletes, the tensions between Japan and South Korea are bringing a political tint to the Games.

South Korea’s Struggle With the Politics of Inclusion
July 29, 2021

South Korea’s Struggle With the Politics of Inclusion

By Yong Kwon
The obvious path out of South Korea’s demographic crisis is encouraging more immigrants and women to join the workforce. What’s standing in the way?

North, South Korea Agree to Reopen Communication Channels
July 27, 2021

North, South Korea Agree to Reopen Communication Channels

By Mitch Shin
With only eight months left in President Moon’s term, the two Koreas surprisingly agreed to restore channels and improve ties.

President Moon Decides Against Olympic Visit to Japan
July 20, 2021

President Moon Decides Against Olympic Visit to Japan

By Mitch Shin
After a Japanese senior diplomat’s lewd comment about Moon was reported, South Korea decided to stop negotiating with Japan over a presidential summit in Tokyo. 

Rising COVID Cases Obscure South Korea’s Economic Recovery
July 16, 2021

Rising COVID Cases Obscure South Korea’s Economic Recovery

By Kyle Ferrier
Just as South Korea's economy began to pick up steam, a new surge brought the tightest social distancing requirements since March 2020.
North Korea May Be Using 5G Technology to Monitor Its Border With China
July 15, 2021

North Korea May Be Using 5G Technology to Monitor Its Border With China

By Seulkee Jang
North Korean authorities installed new surveillance cameras near the Yalu River in Sinuiju last month, according to a source in the country.

Can a 36-Year-Old Leader Transform South Korea’s Conservative Party?
July 14, 2021

Can a 36-Year-Old Leader Transform South Korea’s Conservative Party?

By Mitch Shin
Lee Jun-seok’s fate will hinge on the PPP’s performance in the presidential election.

South Korea and Japan Must Stop Politicizing the Olympic Games
July 13, 2021

South Korea and Japan Must Stop Politicizing the Olympic Games

By Eunjung Irene Oh
President Moon’s potential visit to Tokyo is the object of a diplomatic tug-of-war. Both sides should treat it as an opportunity, not a bargaining chip.

South Korea’s Intelligence Agency Confirms North Korean Cyberattacks 
July 09, 2021

South Korea’s Intelligence Agency Confirms North Korean Cyberattacks 

By Mitch Shin
An NIS briefing contained new information on North Korea’s cyberattacks, as well as political developments.
South Korea’s 2022 Presidential Race Is Taking Shape
July 08, 2021

South Korea’s 2022 Presidential Race Is Taking Shape

By Jenna Gibson
Candidate have begun to officially declare their ambitions. Here are the names to know.

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