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South Korea’s 19th Presidential Election: Lessons Learned
May 13, 2017

South Korea’s 19th Presidential Election: Lessons Learned

By Steven Denney
Four lessons to be learned from the results that brought Moon Jae-in to the presidency.

North Korea in the Spotlight as South Korea’s Presidential Race Tightens
April 21, 2017

North Korea in the Spotlight as South Korea’s Presidential Race Tightens

By Shannon Tiezzi
As the North Korea threat grows, a dark horse consolidates support.
South Korea Sizing up Presidential Options
May 12, 2016

South Korea Sizing up Presidential Options

By Elaine Ramirez

Why South Koreans Voted for Change
April 25, 2016

Why South Koreans Voted for Change

By Thomas Kalinowski
While voters in South Korea may have shifted to the left, the political spectrum moved to the right.

New Third Party Stuns Mainstream in South Korea’s Elections
April 14, 2016

New Third Party Stuns Mainstream in South Korea’s Elections

By Elaine Ramirez
As the ruling conservatives tumble, a liberal defector now holds the final say in parliament.

History Repeats in South Korea’s Crumbling Opposition
April 05, 2016

History Repeats in South Korea’s Crumbling Opposition

By Elaine Ramirez
At the center of controversy is fallen rebel Ahn Cheol-soo.

An Identity Crisis for South Korea's Opposition
December 31, 2015

An Identity Crisis for South Korea's Opposition

By Steven Denney
A high-profile defection highlights the way personal politics stifle Korean democracy.
How South Korea’s Liberals Lost Their Way
August 03, 2014

How South Korea’s Liberals Lost Their Way

By Yong Kwon
Last month’s by-election underscored the weakness of South Korea’s liberal movement, and its need to reinvent itself.

South Korea's Presidential Showdown: The Forgotten Issue
October 27, 2012

South Korea's Presidential Showdown: The Forgotten Issue

While the economy dominates the election, South Korea’s next president will have important foreign policy choices to make.

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