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Will South Korea Relocate Its Administrative Capital?
August 05, 2020

Will South Korea Relocate Its Administrative Capital?

By Tae-jun Kang
The Democratic Party raised the idea amid soaring real estate prices in Seoul -- and dwindling populations in the rest of the country.

COVID-19 Pushes South Korea Into Recession
August 03, 2020

COVID-19 Pushes South Korea Into Recession

By Troy Stangarone
Despite its capable handling of the pandemic overall, South Korea has not been able to escape the global economic fallout.
South Korea’s New Southern Policy and ASEAN-ROK Relations
July 28, 2020

South Korea’s New Southern Policy and ASEAN-ROK Relations

By Andrew Yeo
What role does Southeast Asia play in Moon's foreign policy?

North Korea Locks Down Kaesong Over Suspected COVID-19 Case
July 28, 2020

North Korea Locks Down Kaesong Over Suspected COVID-19 Case

By Associated Press
If confirmed, it would be the country’s first official case – and Pyongyang is already gearing up to blame Seoul.

A ‘Shoe Revolution’ in South Korea?
July 25, 2020

A ‘Shoe Revolution’ in South Korea?

By Tae-jun Kang
Why are South Korean protesters throwing shoes into the air? 

Has the Time Come to Amend South Korea’s Constitution?
July 24, 2020

Has the Time Come to Amend South Korea’s Constitution?

By Erik Mobrand
The challenge of constitutional reform is big, but that does not preclude major change in the public order under Moon.

President Moon Hits Another Hurdle in Curbing South Korea’s Housing Market
July 23, 2020

President Moon Hits Another Hurdle in Curbing South Korea’s Housing Market

By Kyle Ferrier
Moon's administration has enacted over 20 policies to try and curb soaring real estate prices -- all without success.
Pompeo Downplays Possibility of Summit With North Korea
July 17, 2020

Pompeo Downplays Possibility of Summit With North Korea

By Associated Press
North Korea has said it will no longer agree to summits that are seen as disproportionately benefiting the U.S. president.

Deciphering News About North Korea
July 16, 2020

Deciphering News About North Korea

By Atsuhito Isozaki
What to look for amid the bellicosity.

Seoul Mayor’s Death Sets Critical Test for South Korea’s Ruling Party in 2021
July 14, 2020

Seoul Mayor’s Death Sets Critical Test for South Korea’s Ruling Party in 2021

By Cory Bisbee
Next year’s by-elections will be unusually important – for the Democratic Party and for the current frontrunner to succeed President Moon Jae-in.

With Sudden Death of Seoul Mayor, South Korea’s 2021 By-Elections Gain New Importance
July 14, 2020

With Sudden Death of Seoul Mayor, South Korea’s 2021 By-Elections Gain New Importance

By Tae-jun Kang
Next April, voters will choose new mayors for Seoul and Busan. Can the Democratic Party keep those seats?
Seoul Mayor’s Death Shocks South Korea
July 11, 2020

Seoul Mayor’s Death Shocks South Korea

By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung
Park Won-soon’s death elicited both sympathy and controversy amid rumors of a sexual harassment complaint against him.

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