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South Korea Vows Countermeasures as Japan Downgrades Trade Status
August 02, 2019

South Korea Vows Countermeasures as Japan Downgrades Trade Status

By Mari Yamaguchi
As Japan escalates its trade restrictions, South Korea vows to respond in kind.
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: Can North Korea Be WASHed Free of Disease?
August 02, 2019

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: Can North Korea Be WASHed Free of Disease?

By Jeongyoon Kim and Kee B. Park
The people of North Korea suffer a great deal due to a lack of clean water and proper hygiene and sanitation.

More Money? More Problems for the US-South Korea Burden-Sharing Talks
August 01, 2019

More Money? More Problems for the US-South Korea Burden-Sharing Talks

By Kyle Ferrier
Reports that the U.S. will seek $5 billion annually from South Korea signal trouble ahead in the alliance.

North Korea: The Game Has Not Changed
July 30, 2019

North Korea: The Game Has Not Changed

By Denny Roy
For all the diplomatic milestones of 2018, North Korea’s behavior in 2019 looks awfully familiar.

Will South Korean Turn to Its PM to Resolve Conflicts With Japan?
July 30, 2019

Will South Korean Turn to Its PM to Resolve Conflicts With Japan?

By Tae-jun Kang
Lee Nak-yeon, known as a Japan expert, might be one of the few chances Seoul has to resolve the dispute.
North Korea: Missile Test Was ‘Solemn Warning’ to South
July 27, 2019

North Korea: Missile Test Was ‘Solemn Warning’ to South

By Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim
Pyongyang has made the meaning of its latest missile test explicit.

‘Begpacking’ Phenomenon Draws Scrutiny in South Korea
July 25, 2019

‘Begpacking’ Phenomenon Draws Scrutiny in South Korea

By Jenna Gibson
Seeing white tourists begging on the streets for travel money has become increasingly common in Seoul.
North Korea Turns to Russia for Cash
July 22, 2019

North Korea Turns to Russia for Cash

By Tae-jun Kang
Since the Putin-Kim summit, North Korea has been stepping up economic ties with Russia.

How South Korea’s New Offset Rules Can Strengthen Defense Cooperation With the US
July 19, 2019

How South Korea’s New Offset Rules Can Strengthen Defense Cooperation With the US

By Joe Cho
The introduction of an offset banking system will encourage more collaboration between U.S. and Korean defense contractors.

North Korea Further Boosts Online Learning
July 13, 2019

North Korea Further Boosts Online Learning

By Tae-jun Kang
There are signs that online courses are increasing the range of North Koreans who have access to university education.

Concerns Rise Over South Korea’s Dual Labor Market
July 11, 2019

Concerns Rise Over South Korea’s Dual Labor Market

By Kyle Ferrier
Public sector contract workers went on strike to protest their unequal status -- and uneven government progress on the issue.
South Korea’s Moon Denounces Japanese Comments Over Sanctions
July 10, 2019

South Korea’s Moon Denounces Japanese Comments Over Sanctions

By Kim Tong-Hyung
Tensions between Seoul and Tokyo show no sign of abating as their governments continue to trade barbs.

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