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The Foreign Policy Outlook of South Korea’s Ruling Party Presidential Candidate
October 22, 2021

The Foreign Policy Outlook of South Korea’s Ruling Party Presidential Candidate

By Hae Kyung Ahn
The Democratic Party has a presidential candidate: Governor Lee Jae-myung. Where does he stand on inter-Korean and foreign relations?

South Korea Test Launches 1st Domestically Made Space Rocket
October 22, 2021

South Korea Test Launches 1st Domestically Made Space Rocket

By Kim Tong-hyung
"Although (the launch) failed to achieve its objectives perfectly, it was an excellent accomplishment for a first launch," President Moon said in a televised speech. 
Silencing North Korean Memory in South Korea
October 16, 2021

Silencing North Korean Memory in South Korea

By Markus Bell and Sarah A. Son
Like any refugees, North Koreans who escape to the South have a deep-seated need to remember their home country. But the scope for memory and self-expression is limited by politics.

The Inter-Korean Missile Race Picks Up the Pace
October 15, 2021

The Inter-Korean Missile Race Picks Up the Pace

By Ankit Panda
Both North and South Korea demonstrated a wide range of new missile capabilities in September 2021. What’s driving their arms race?

Have South Korean Conservatives Made a Full Comeback?
October 14, 2021

Have South Korean Conservatives Made a Full Comeback?

By James Park
The People Power Party's makeover has come a long way, but there are still some hurdles to overcome to compete with the progressives.

Netflix’s Bet on Korean Content Pays off With ‘Squid Game’
October 14, 2021

Netflix’s Bet on Korean Content Pays off With ‘Squid Game’

By Troy Stangarone
The streaming giant’s investment in Korean content has not only helped grow its subscriber base in South Korea, but also created global hits.

Unpacking Claims of Secret North Korean Intelligence Operations
October 12, 2021

Unpacking Claims of Secret North Korean Intelligence Operations

By Jason Bartlett
North Korean intelligence capabilities, tactics, and targets have evolved over the decades.
Will Japan’s Kishida Take Relations With the Koreas in a New Direction?
October 05, 2021

Will Japan’s Kishida Take Relations With the Koreas in a New Direction?

By Jason Bartlett
Kishida looks likely to maintain a typical Japanese approach to the two Koreas.

Afghanistan Crisis Reignites South Korea’s Refugee Debate
October 02, 2021

Afghanistan Crisis Reignites South Korea’s Refugee Debate

By Seoho Lee and Natalia Slavney
As South Korea admits Afghans as “special contributors,” the country remains divided over refugees.

South Korea’s Weakening Consensus on Unification
October 01, 2021

South Korea’s Weakening Consensus on Unification

By Dylan Stent
Support for unification has been weakening for a while. Will changing attitudes be reflected in the next presidential administration?

South Korea: Picking Winners and Losers in the Information Age
October 01, 2021

South Korea: Picking Winners and Losers in the Information Age

By Yong Kwon
Seoul’s preference to cater to established firms over smaller start-ups – or the workers themselves – will have long-term consequences.
Kim Jong Un Decides to Restore Inter-Korean Communication Lines
September 30, 2021

Kim Jong Un Decides to Restore Inter-Korean Communication Lines

By Mitch Shin
The North Korean leader said the inter-Korean hotlines will be restored in early October, but also warned against the arms buildup of South Korea and the U.S.  

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