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Elections in the Time of COVID-19
April 02, 2020

Elections in the Time of COVID-19

By Jenna Gibson
South Korea’s ruling party hopes to maintain its control of the legislature in upcoming election.

Did Kim’s Vladivostok Visit Reshape Russia-North Korea Relations?
April 01, 2020

Did Kim’s Vladivostok Visit Reshape Russia-North Korea Relations?

By Niall Gray
A year after Kim Jong Un’s first summit with Putin, where do Russia-North Korea relations stand?
A Democratic Response to Coronavirus: Lessons From South Korea
March 30, 2020

A Democratic Response to Coronavirus: Lessons From South Korea

By Eun A Jo
South Korea’s success thus far isn’t just due to its government. The public itself has been a crucial part of the story.

Suspicions Grow in South Korea Over China’s Online Influence Operations
March 27, 2020

Suspicions Grow in South Korea Over China’s Online Influence Operations

By Tae-jun Kang
Claims about Chinese attempts to divide South Korean society are gaining increasing attention.

South Korea: The Politics of COVID-19
March 26, 2020

South Korea: The Politics of COVID-19

By Timothy S. Rich et al
As an election looms, a survey finds that respondents’ political affiliations predicts their satisfaction with the government’s pandemic response.

North Korea’s Exports to China Collapse Amid Coronavirus
March 25, 2020

North Korea’s Exports to China Collapse Amid Coronavirus

By Troy Stangarone
Chinese data from January and February hints that the border closure is taking a serious economic toll.

Telegram Sex Slave Video Scandal Hits South Korea
March 23, 2020

Telegram Sex Slave Video Scandal Hits South Korea

By Tae-jun Kang
Yet another disturbing example of “rape culture” in South Korea has the public demanding government action.
North Korea Says Trump Wrote Letter to Kim, Discussed Virus Response
March 23, 2020

North Korea Says Trump Wrote Letter to Kim, Discussed Virus Response

By Ankit Panda
The statement emphasized that even as Trump-Kim relations remain positive, U.S.-North Korea relations do not.

South Korea Braces for Global Recession
March 19, 2020

South Korea Braces for Global Recession

By Troy Stangarone
Seoul is preparing a stronger fiscal stimulus to deal with the economic shocks caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

US General: ‘Fairly Certain’ North Korea Has COVID-19 Cases
March 17, 2020

US General: ‘Fairly Certain’ North Korea Has COVID-19 Cases

By Ankit Panda
North Korea has yet to confirm any cases within its borders.

South Korean 2020 Legislative Election: A Mid-Term Test for Moon Jae-In
March 16, 2020

South Korean 2020 Legislative Election: A Mid-Term Test for Moon Jae-In

By Ildar Daminov
The 2020 legislative election should be seen as a referendum on Moon’s policies.
Clandestine Cults and Cynical Politics: How South Korea Became the New Coronavirus Epicenter
March 12, 2020

Clandestine Cults and Cynical Politics: How South Korea Became the New Coronavirus Epicenter

By Christopher Khatouki
After positive first steps to combat coronavirus, South Korea’s case load boomed. Why?

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