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South Korea’s Struggle to Bring Manufacturing Home
September 14, 2020

South Korea’s Struggle to Bring Manufacturing Home

By Troy Stangarone
Like other countries around the world, Seoul is trying to reshore production – with limited success.

Sherlock Holmes in Seoul? South Korea Opens the Door for ‘Private Detectives’ 
September 12, 2020

Sherlock Holmes in Seoul? South Korea Opens the Door for ‘Private Detectives’ 

By Tae-jun Kang
South Korea takes a small step toward permitting – and potentially regulating – a previously banned profession.
Will South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee Be the Next WTO Leader?
September 08, 2020

Will South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee Be the Next WTO Leader?

By Duncan Bartlet
Complex power games surround the choice of the next director general. Will Yoo’s South Korean nationality be a help or a hindrance in her bid?

An Opportunity to End the Korean War: We Can’t Let This Slip Away
September 04, 2020

An Opportunity to End the Korean War: We Can’t Let This Slip Away

By Song Young Gil
The chair of South Korea's legislative foreign affairs committee argues that diplomacy with North Korea must remain a priority for the US, regardless of who wins the upcoming election.

South Korean Conservatives Rebrand Again in Attempted Makeover
September 03, 2020

South Korean Conservatives Rebrand Again in Attempted Makeover

By Kyle Pope and Simon Voget
The United Future Party is no more. How will the People’s Power Party be different?

As COVID-19 Surges in South Korea, Doctors Are Furious Over Government Training Plan
September 03, 2020

As COVID-19 Surges in South Korea, Doctors Are Furious Over Government Training Plan

By Tae-jun Kang
The government's plan to train more doctors has sparked controversy and a doctors' strike -- all in the middle of a global pandemic.

How COVID-19 Wreaked Havoc on South Korea’s Labor Market
August 28, 2020

How COVID-19 Wreaked Havoc on South Korea’s Labor Market

By Vladimir Hlasny
Despite a resolute response by the government, COVID-19 has taken a serious bite out of the South Korean economy.
The US-South Korea Alliance and the China Factor
August 26, 2020

The US-South Korea Alliance and the China Factor

By Clint Work
In the current context of U.S.-China competition, Washington’s strategic preferences and Seoul’s search for greater autonomy are clashing.

South Korea’s Search for a COVD-19 Vaccine
August 26, 2020

South Korea’s Search for a COVD-19 Vaccine

By Kyle Ferrier
The threat of a second wave seems to have renewed the sense of urgency for producing a vaccine.

South Korea Reacts to News North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Is Delegating Power
August 24, 2020

South Korea Reacts to News North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Is Delegating Power

By Tae-jun Kang
The report has led to a wave of rumors – Kim in a coma? – and accusations – Seoul trying to “distract” the public from its own missteps.

South Korea Seeks to Boost China Ties, With an Eye Toward North Korea
August 21, 2020

South Korea Seeks to Boost China Ties, With an Eye Toward North Korea

By Gabriela Bernal
The Moon administration may be looking to restart momentum in China-South Korea relations, starting with a long-delayed summit.
Japan and South Korea’s Mascot Feud
August 20, 2020

Japan and South Korea’s Mascot Feud

By Aika Sato and Marian Fila
The latest example of outrage culture in Japan and South Korea speaks to the underlying problems in the relationship.

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