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North Korea’s Struggling Taxi Industry
October 17, 2019

North Korea’s Struggling Taxi Industry

By Tae-jun Kang
Once flourishing, North Korea’s taxi industry is struggling to remain profitable.

South Korea’s Cho Kuk Saga Ends
October 16, 2019

South Korea’s Cho Kuk Saga Ends

By Jenna Gibson
Justice Minister Cho Kuk stepped down after months of controversy and weeks of protests.
Little Sign of Progress in US-North Korea Talks
October 15, 2019

Little Sign of Progress in US-North Korea Talks

By Atsuhito Isozaki
The chances of an agreement appear to be receding.

Is It Necessary for South Korea to Nurture Another Financial Hub?
October 11, 2019

Is It Necessary for South Korea to Nurture Another Financial Hub?

By Tae-jun Kang
Building an additional international financial center in Jeonbuk could simply be a waste of money.

South Koreans Flock to Study Japan Amid Ongoing Tensions
October 03, 2019

South Koreans Flock to Study Japan Amid Ongoing Tensions

By Tae-jun Kang
As tensions persist between Japan and South Korea, Japan-related book titles have seen a surge in popularity in South Korea.

Bank of Korea Releases Foreign Exchange Intervention Data for Second Time
October 02, 2019

Bank of Korea Releases Foreign Exchange Intervention Data for Second Time

By Kyle Ferrier
Despite the somewhat dour outlook, the BOK is well positioned to continue to soften the blows facing the South Korean economy.

Korean Cities Urge Expedited Return of U.S. Bases to Local Control
September 26, 2019

Korean Cities Urge Expedited Return of U.S. Bases to Local Control

By Jenna Gibson
As U.S. forces shift to Camp Humphreys, local Korean governments hungrily eye vacated bases.
US Sanctions Three North Korean Entities Linked to Cyberattacks, Theft
September 15, 2019

US Sanctions Three North Korean Entities Linked to Cyberattacks, Theft

By Ankit Panda
The well-known Lazarus Group and two sub-groups were sanctioned.

South Korea Divided Over Nomination of Controversial Justice Minister
September 14, 2019

South Korea Divided Over Nomination of Controversial Justice Minister

By Tae-jun Kang
The polarization from Cho Kuk's nomination threatens to hang over Korean politics for a while.

Moon’s ASEAN Trip Reinforces New Southern Policy
September 12, 2019

Moon’s ASEAN Trip Reinforces New Southern Policy

By Kyle Ferrier
The trip emphasized that Moon’s New Southern Policy is not short on substance.

GSOMIA and the Shadow of ‘Lee-Myung-Park-Geun-Hye’
September 10, 2019

GSOMIA and the Shadow of ‘Lee-Myung-Park-Geun-Hye’

By Brian Kim
A tale of political revenge?
South Korean Government and Prosecutors Clash Over Justice Minister Nominee
September 07, 2019

South Korean Government and Prosecutors Clash Over Justice Minister Nominee

By Tae-jun Kang
The nominee for justice minister -- Cho Kuk -- is at the center of a growing list of allegations.

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