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Seoul Mayor’s Death Sets Critical Test for South Korea’s Ruling Party in 2021
July 14, 2020

Seoul Mayor’s Death Sets Critical Test for South Korea’s Ruling Party in 2021

By Cory Bisbee
Next year’s by-elections will be unusually important – for the Democratic Party and for the current frontrunner to succeed President Moon Jae-in.

With Sudden Death of Seoul Mayor, South Korea’s 2021 By-Elections Gain New Importance
July 14, 2020

With Sudden Death of Seoul Mayor, South Korea’s 2021 By-Elections Gain New Importance

By Tae-jun Kang
Next April, voters will choose new mayors for Seoul and Busan. Can the Democratic Party keep those seats?
Seoul Mayor’s Death Shocks South Korea
July 11, 2020

Seoul Mayor’s Death Shocks South Korea

By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung
Park Won-soon’s death elicited both sympathy and controversy amid rumors of a sexual harassment complaint against him.

South Korea’s Conscientious Objectors Are Getting an Alternative to Military Service
July 09, 2020

South Korea’s Conscientious Objectors Are Getting an Alternative to Military Service

By Jenna Gibson
For the first time, there is a official path for those who have religious or moral objections to South Korea’s mandatory military service for men.

Japanese Firms Exit South Korea Amid Prolonged Anti-Japan Movement
July 09, 2020

Japanese Firms Exit South Korea Amid Prolonged Anti-Japan Movement

By Tae-jun Kang
The boycott movement is still going strong, a year later.

South Korea Wants Another Trump-Kim Summit. Would It Be Worthwhile?
July 07, 2020

South Korea Wants Another Trump-Kim Summit. Would It Be Worthwhile?

By Dan DePetris
What could another summit accomplish at this point?

Seoul Doubles Down on North Korea Gambit With National Security Reshuffle
July 06, 2020

Seoul Doubles Down on North Korea Gambit With National Security Reshuffle

By Tae-jun Kang
Moon Jae-in has put figures with long histories of engaging North Korea into top foreign policy and national security posts.
Why South Korea Should Be Key to a Revised US Indo-Pacific Approach
July 02, 2020

Why South Korea Should Be Key to a Revised US Indo-Pacific Approach

By Kyle Ferrier
COVID-19 highlights the need to address nontraditional security issues in the region – something South Korea has great expertise in.

South Korea’s Moon Expresses Hope for Another US-North Korea Summit Meeting
July 02, 2020

South Korea’s Moon Expresses Hope for Another US-North Korea Summit Meeting

By Ankit Panda
The South Korean president held out hope for a new U.S.-North Korea summit.

South Korea’s Digital New Deal
June 25, 2020

South Korea’s Digital New Deal

By Troy Stangarone
South Korea aims to establish a foundation for competitiveness in the promising fields of the future: 5G, big data, and AI.

Pandemic-Proofing South Korea’s Investment in Myanmar
June 24, 2020

Pandemic-Proofing South Korea’s Investment in Myanmar

By Sinmyung Park
From garments to agriculture, South Korea has teamed up with Myanmar’s industries. How can cooperation best weather COVID-19?
The Korean War at 70
June 24, 2020

The Korean War at 70

By Yoav J. Tenembaum
Remembering the outbreak of a conflict that still echoes today.

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