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North Korea Flies Warplanes Near South After Missile Launches
October 07, 2022

North Korea Flies Warplanes Near South After Missile Launches

By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung
Eight North Korean fighter jets and four bombers flew in formation near the inter-Korean border in a new escalation.
South Korea’s Reprisal Explodes After North Korean Missile Success
October 05, 2022

South Korea’s Reprisal Explodes After North Korean Missile Success

By Kim Tong-Hyung
When South Korea launched ballistic missiles of its own, one Hyumoo-2 missile crashed on the outskirts of Gangneung city.

Sindang Murder Underscores South Korea’s Weak Protections for Women
October 03, 2022

Sindang Murder Underscores South Korea’s Weak Protections for Women

By Mai Anna Pressley
Repeated murders prove that South Korea needs a stronger legal system to combat stalking and other gender-based crimes.

President Yoon’s Office and Party Threaten South Korean Broadcaster
September 30, 2022

President Yoon’s Office and Party Threaten South Korean Broadcaster

By Mitch Shin
Days after using “freedom” 21 times in his debut at the U.N. General Assembly, Yoon is now harming the freedom of press in his country. 

Abe Shinzo and the North Korean Abduction Issue
September 28, 2022

Abe Shinzo and the North Korean Abduction Issue

By Thisanka Siripala
The former prime minister’s all-or-nothing approach may have stymied progress on the unresolved North Korean abductions of Japanese nationals.
South Korea’s Yoon Suk-yeol Finally Meets Japan’s Prime Minister
September 22, 2022

South Korea’s Yoon Suk-yeol Finally Meets Japan’s Prime Minister

By Mitch Shin
While Yoon failed to hold a formal summit with U.S. President Joe Biden, he succeeded in having an “informal meeting” with Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio. 

Yoon Suk-yeol’s UN Debut Overshadowed by Japan-South Korea Summit Debacle
September 21, 2022

Yoon Suk-yeol’s UN Debut Overshadowed by Japan-South Korea Summit Debacle

By Mitch Shin
Yoon emphasized his support for “freedom” in a U.N. General Assembly address, but most attention focused on the dimming chances of a summit with Japan’s Kishida Fumio. 
China’s Top Legislator to Meet South Korea Leaders for Talks
September 16, 2022

China’s Top Legislator to Meet South Korea Leaders for Talks

By Hyung-jin Kim
Li, chairman of the standing committee of China's National People's Congress, heads a 66-member Chinese delegation to South Korea that includes three Cabinet-level officials. 

South Korea Warns North Korea Over Nuclear Posture
September 14, 2022

South Korea Warns North Korea Over Nuclear Posture

By Mitch Shin
Following Pyongyang’s specification of its conditions for nuclear use, Seoul said the North will self-destruct if it uses nuclear weapons.  

South Korea’s President Yoon Could (But Won’t) Be Removed From Office for Lying
September 13, 2022

South Korea’s President Yoon Could (But Won’t) Be Removed From Office for Lying

By Justin Fendos
The latest scandal to rock the new administration may be the most serious: a charge that Yoon lied while on the campaign trail, violating South Korea's public office election law.

Why Is Hosting the 2030 World Expo So Important to South Korea?
September 12, 2022

Why Is Hosting the 2030 World Expo So Important to South Korea?

By Hae Kyung Ahn
Despite a change in presidents and political parties, South Korea remains all-in on Busan's bid to host the 2030 Expo.
South Korea Proposes Inter-Korean Talks to Help Separated Families
September 08, 2022

South Korea Proposes Inter-Korean Talks to Help Separated Families

By Mitch Shin
Amid the stalled inter-Korean dialogue, the South Korean unification minister publicly proposed talks with North Korea to resolve the issues of separated families.  

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