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South Korea’s Space Program Is a Big Deal
July 01, 2022

South Korea’s Space Program Is a Big Deal

By Andy Hong
The successful launch of the domestically produced Nuri rocket has implications for the nation, the region, and the world.

From Europe, Yoon Suk Yeol Calls for International Cooperation on North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Threats
June 30, 2022

From Europe, Yoon Suk Yeol Calls for International Cooperation on North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Threats

By Mitch Shin
As China opposed Yoon’s attendance at the NATO meetings, Seoul will likely face more complicated obstacles to deter North Korea’s nuclear and missile developments. 
Domestic and Global Political Impacts of K-Pop: BoA, BTS, and Beyond
June 28, 2022

Domestic and Global Political Impacts of K-Pop: BoA, BTS, and Beyond

By Jason Bartlett
Korean entertainment, in particular K-Pop, has provided a unique opportunity for Seoul to improve its global standing.

Kim Jong Un Convenes 3rd Enlarged Meeting of WPK’s Military Commission
June 23, 2022

Kim Jong Un Convenes 3rd Enlarged Meeting of WPK’s Military Commission

By Mitch Shin
Kim Jong Un discussed major agendas of his country’s military with his officials, raising speculation that a seventh nuclear test is imminent.

South Korea Launches First Satellite With Homegrown Rocket
June 23, 2022

South Korea Launches First Satellite With Homegrown Rocket

By Hyung-Jin Kim
On its second launch, South Korea’s Nuri rocket successfully placed a satellite into orbit.

What Does South Korea’s First Lady Do?
June 21, 2022

What Does South Korea’s First Lady Do?

By Hae Kyung Ahn
President Yoon's wife, Kim Keon Hee, has attracted controversy already.

Seoul: No Evidence Slain Official Tried to Defect to North Korea
June 16, 2022

Seoul: No Evidence Slain Official Tried to Defect to North Korea

By Hyung-jin Kim
Disclosing confidential documents about the man's death was a campaign promise by current President Yoon Suk Yeol.
Korean Peninsula Tensions Escalate Amid a Return to Old School Policies
June 14, 2022

Korean Peninsula Tensions Escalate Amid a Return to Old School Policies

By Mitch Shin
After a meeting with his U.S. counterpart, South Korea's foreign minister emphasized strengthening the joint extended deterrence against North Korea’s missile threats. 

North Korea’s Belated Effort to Import COVID-19 Medical Supplies
June 10, 2022

North Korea’s Belated Effort to Import COVID-19 Medical Supplies

By Troy Stangarone
Pyongyang only ramped up its pandemic-related imports after admitting its first outbreak. Is it too little, too late?

South Korea’s Experiment With Gender Equality
June 09, 2022

South Korea’s Experiment With Gender Equality

By Mai Anna Pressley and Kayla Harris
President Yoon’s determination to do away with gender quotas in his Cabinet and elsewhere could have a devastating impact on South Korea.

What the South Korea-US Summit Had to Say About Internet Policy
June 07, 2022

What the South Korea-US Summit Had to Say About Internet Policy

By Sang Kim
Behind the headlines, the latest joint statement touched on some issues central to the future of the internet and the digital economy.
North Korea’s COVID Numbers Don’t Add Up
May 27, 2022

North Korea’s COVID Numbers Don’t Add Up

By Justin Fendos
Given Omicron statistics from elsewhere, North Korea is either massively over-reporting cases or massively under-reporting deaths.

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