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South Korea Works to Bring Cryptocurrency Into the Mainstream
January 03, 2020

South Korea Works to Bring Cryptocurrency Into the Mainstream

By Troy Stangarone
After an early wave of public enthusiasm, South Korea's government is taking steps to regulate crypto assets.
South Korean Court Rejects Arrest of Ex-Justice Minister
December 28, 2019

South Korean Court Rejects Arrest of Ex-Justice Minister

By Associated Press
Cho Kuk avoids arrest as an investigation continues, but the court made clear the allegations against him are “not good.”

China’s Waste Import Ban Weighs Heavily on South Korean Wastepickers
December 24, 2019

China’s Waste Import Ban Weighs Heavily on South Korean Wastepickers

By Hayoung Seo
Upheaval in the global waste chain is having a particularly large socioeconomic impact on South Korea’s elderly wastepickers.

The Social Fallout From Pohang’s ‘Man-Made’ Earthquake
December 21, 2019

The Social Fallout From Pohang’s ‘Man-Made’ Earthquake

By Juheon Lee
The revelation that the 2017 quake was triggered by an energy project has had a complicated impact on the city.

Protesters Storm National Assembly, Capping off a Divisive Year for Korean Politics
December 20, 2019

Protesters Storm National Assembly, Capping off a Divisive Year for Korean Politics

By Jenna Gibson
Korea's conservative parties continue to up the ante in their opposition to Moon administration policies.
South Korea Attempts to Deal With the Dark Web
December 16, 2019

South Korea Attempts to Deal With the Dark Web

By Troy Stangarone
After being at the center of a major scandal tied to child pornography, South Korea is taking steps to address the use of the dark web for criminal activity.

How Much Is the US-South Korea Alliance Worth?
December 12, 2019

How Much Is the US-South Korea Alliance Worth?

By Kyle Ferrier
If the Trump administration is going to insist on putting a dollar value on the costs of the alliance, it should also consider the gains in monetary terms.
South Korea: North’s ‘Very Important Test’ Was of Rocket Engine
December 10, 2019

South Korea: North’s ‘Very Important Test’ Was of Rocket Engine

By Hyung-Jin Kim
Seoul said a previously unspecified test at Sohae Satellite Launching Ground was a rocket engine test.

What’s Behind North Korea’s Missile Testing?
December 04, 2019

What’s Behind North Korea’s Missile Testing?

By Liang Tuang Nah
The recent barrage of missile tests by North Korea is part political signaling, but it also has clear military and economic motivations.

North Korea Announces Ruling Party Plenary Meeting for Late December 2019
December 04, 2019

North Korea Announces Ruling Party Plenary Meeting for Late December 2019

By Ankit Panda
The plenary meeting may coincide with a major policy decision by Kim Jong Un on diplomacy with the United States.

Korea Wakes up to the Deadly Consequences of Spy Cams and Cyberbullying
December 03, 2019

Korea Wakes up to the Deadly Consequences of Spy Cams and Cyberbullying

By Jenna Gibson
Three high-profile deaths in Korea reignite discussions around privacy, prosecution, and mental health.
What Hides Behind South Korean Cryptocurrency Regulation Policy?
November 30, 2019

What Hides Behind South Korean Cryptocurrency Regulation Policy?

By Valentin Voloshchak
The opposition criticizes the government’s stance toward the ICO problem, but it’s far from obvious whether they have an alternate policy.

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