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At Meeting, North Korea’s Kim Touts ‘Nuclear War Deterrent’
May 26, 2020

At Meeting, North Korea’s Kim Touts ‘Nuclear War Deterrent’

By Ankit Panda
The meeting covered a range of issues pertaining to the Korean People’s Army.
Agile Governance Crushing COVID-19: Taiwan and South Korea
May 22, 2020

Agile Governance Crushing COVID-19: Taiwan and South Korea

By Mark Manantan
As leadership in global health governance remains in limbo, South Korea and Taiwan stand out with their nimbleness.

South Korean Politician Adds China Interference Charge to Election Rigging Claim
May 22, 2020

South Korean Politician Adds China Interference Charge to Election Rigging Claim

By Tae-jun Kang
Min Kyung-wook is claiming China helped rig the April parliamentary polls.

K-Quarantine: The Condemnation or Resurgence of LGBTQ Rights in South Korea
May 22, 2020

K-Quarantine: The Condemnation or Resurgence of LGBTQ Rights in South Korea

By Britt Robinson
The latest case cluster in South Korea introduces a new, complicating, dynamic to its previously successful response model: homophobia.

North Korea’s Foreign Cash Crunch
May 20, 2020

North Korea’s Foreign Cash Crunch

By Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
North Korea’s government bonds and other economic coercion is a red flag for state finances.
Korean Media Report Sparks Outcry Over Abuse of Indonesian Crew Members on Chinese Fishing Ships
May 14, 2020

Korean Media Report Sparks Outcry Over Abuse of Indonesian Crew Members on Chinese Fishing Ships

By Jenna Gibson
MBC's shocking report on inhumane working conditions sparked international outrage.

South Korean NGO’s Role in Supporting ‘Comfort Women’ Questioned
May 13, 2020

South Korean NGO’s Role in Supporting ‘Comfort Women’ Questioned

By Tae-jun Kang
Accusations from a former victim of pilfered donations have sparked controversy.
Homophobia Threatens to Hamper South Korea’s COVID-19 Fight
May 12, 2020

Homophobia Threatens to Hamper South Korea’s COVID-19 Fight

By Associated Press
A COVID-19 cluster linked to nightclubs sparked a backlash against the LGBT community. Now some at-risk Koreans are reluctant to come forward for testing.

Can South Korea Boost Its Economy by Turning to Gaming?
May 11, 2020

Can South Korea Boost Its Economy by Turning to Gaming?

By Tae-jun Kang
South Korea is hoping to cash in on the coronavirus-driven boom in mobile gaming. But critics say it needs to address problems in the industry first.

Moon Jae-in Holds His North Korea Bet
May 11, 2020

Moon Jae-in Holds His North Korea Bet

By Ankit Panda
As he heads into the last two years of his term, Moon Jae-in looks to continue his North Korea policy.

North Korea’s Trade With China Continues Rapid Decline
May 09, 2020

North Korea’s Trade With China Continues Rapid Decline

By Troy Stangarone
The COVID-19-induced border closure continues to wreak havoc on North Korea's trade with China.
North Korean Military Criticizes South Korea for ‘Reckless’ Air Force, Navy Exercises
May 09, 2020

North Korean Military Criticizes South Korea for ‘Reckless’ Air Force, Navy Exercises

By Ankit Panda
The statement charged Seoul for seeking a “deliberate pursuit of confrontation.”

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