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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.

Going on a Gongcance: Airport Vacations Trending for Korea’s Elderly
September 04, 2019

Going on a Gongcance: Airport Vacations Trending for Korea’s Elderly

By Jenna Gibson
Confronted with high electricity costs, Korea’s elderly are heading to the airport to chill.

Chinese Foreign Minister Visits North Korea
September 03, 2019

Chinese Foreign Minister Visits North Korea

By Ankit Panda
Wang Yi’s visit is being presented as a follow-up on the June visit to Pyongyang by Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

South Korea’s Supreme Court Orders New Trials for Ex-President Park and Samsung Heir
August 31, 2019

South Korea’s Supreme Court Orders New Trials for Ex-President Park and Samsung Heir

By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung
The trials will revisit the corruption scandal that saw Park ousted from office.
Public Anger Grows in South Korea Over Justice Minister Nominee
August 29, 2019

Public Anger Grows in South Korea Over Justice Minister Nominee

By Tae-jun Kang
The scandal surrounding Cho Kuk taps into deeper sentiments that only the rich and powerful can succeed in South Korea.

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