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How Feminism Became a Dirty Word in South Korea
July 30, 2021

How Feminism Became a Dirty Word in South Korea

By Spencer Hines and Jay Song
The demonization of feminist discourse and ideology in South Korea is a critical impetus for young Korean men’s embrace of misogynist attitudes and conservative politics.

South Korea and the Tokyo Olympics
July 30, 2021

South Korea and the Tokyo Olympics

By Jenna Gibson
Even while Koreans cheer on their athletes, the tensions between Japan and South Korea are bringing a political tint to the Games.
South Korea’s Struggle With the Politics of Inclusion
July 29, 2021

South Korea’s Struggle With the Politics of Inclusion

By Yong Kwon
The obvious path out of South Korea’s demographic crisis is encouraging more immigrants and women to join the workforce. What’s standing in the way?

Moon Jae-in’s Stalled Odyssey to Peace in Korea
July 28, 2021

Moon Jae-in’s Stalled Odyssey to Peace in Korea

By Chung-in Moon
President Moon’s Korea Peace Initiative has faced mixed results and daunting challenges, but there are no better options.

Remaking the South Korea-US Alliance
July 28, 2021

Remaking the South Korea-US Alliance

By Sukjoon Yoon
The threat from North Korea (and beyond) has changed. The ROK-U.S. alliance must change as well to keep pace.

North, South Korea Agree to Reopen Communication Channels
July 27, 2021

North, South Korea Agree to Reopen Communication Channels

By Mitch Shin
With only eight months left in President Moon’s term, the two Koreas surprisingly agreed to restore channels and improve ties.

US High-Level Diplomat Visits Japan, South Korea, Mongolia
July 20, 2021

US High-Level Diplomat Visits Japan, South Korea, Mongolia

By Shannon Tiezzi
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is making the rounds in East Asia, with one notable omission from her itinerary.
President Moon Decides Against Olympic Visit to Japan
July 20, 2021

President Moon Decides Against Olympic Visit to Japan

By Mitch Shin
After a Japanese senior diplomat’s lewd comment about Moon was reported, South Korea decided to stop negotiating with Japan over a presidential summit in Tokyo. 

Rising COVID Cases Obscure South Korea’s Economic Recovery
July 16, 2021

Rising COVID Cases Obscure South Korea’s Economic Recovery

By Kyle Ferrier
Just as South Korea's economy began to pick up steam, a new surge brought the tightest social distancing requirements since March 2020.

Can a 36-Year-Old Leader Transform South Korea’s Conservative Party?
July 14, 2021

Can a 36-Year-Old Leader Transform South Korea’s Conservative Party?

By Mitch Shin
Lee Jun-seok’s fate will hinge on the PPP’s performance in the presidential election.

South Korea and Japan Must Stop Politicizing the Olympic Games
July 13, 2021

South Korea and Japan Must Stop Politicizing the Olympic Games

By Eunjung Irene Oh
President Moon’s potential visit to Tokyo is the object of a diplomatic tug-of-war. Both sides should treat it as an opportunity, not a bargaining chip.
Embracing Shared Interests, Mis-remembering History: South Korean Diaspora Outreach
July 10, 2021

Embracing Shared Interests, Mis-remembering History: South Korean Diaspora Outreach

By Victoria Kim
Acknowledgement of the social and cultural ties between the ethnic Korean diasporas in Mexico and Eurasia and South Korea dovetailed with extant economic and political interests.

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