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Ex-UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Makes Surprise Visit to Myanmar
April 25, 2023

Ex-UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Makes Surprise Visit to Myanmar

By Grant Peck
Visiting on behalf of the peace-making group The Elders, Ban visited Myanmar and had meetings with junta leaders, including Min Aung Hlaing.

Ban Ki-moon Won't Run for South Korean President After All
February 03, 2017

Ban Ki-moon Won't Run for South Korean President After All

By Shannon Tiezzi
Citing "slander" and "fake news," the former UN secretary general abandons his political ambitions.
North Korea's Choice for the Next South Korean President
January 20, 2017

North Korea's Choice for the Next South Korean President

By John Power
Anyone but Ban Ki-moon, apparently.

What's Next for South Korea's Center-Right?
January 19, 2017

What's Next for South Korea's Center-Right?

By Parker Novak
After the ruling party splits, can South Korea's conservatives hold on to power?

Why Ban Ki-Moon Is Not Going To Be the Next South Korean President
January 18, 2017

Why Ban Ki-Moon Is Not Going To Be the Next South Korean President

By Jiyoung Song
Ban's political shortcomings, and a spotty track record as secretary-general, make him a lackluster candidate.

What Would a President Ban Ki-moon Do in Office?
January 14, 2017

What Would a President Ban Ki-moon Do in Office?

By John Power
Ban Ki-moon is well-known, but his policy preferences are largely a mystery.

Ban Ki-moon: South Korea's 'White Knight'?
January 13, 2017

Ban Ki-moon: South Korea's 'White Knight'?

By Bruce Harrison
The public and political parties' loud support appear to be the driving force behind a potential run for the Blue House.
South Korea's Ruling Party Splits
December 30, 2016

South Korea's Ruling Party Splits

By Bruce Harrison
Does the breakaway party herald South Korea’s new conservatism or simply a cosmetic defection?

Ban Ki-moon Keeps Presidential Option Open
May 26, 2016

Ban Ki-moon Keeps Presidential Option Open

By Elaine Ramirez
The UN secretary general leaves the door open for a presidential run in 2017.

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.
Kevin Rudd and the UN Secretary General Role
February 07, 2016

Kevin Rudd and the UN Secretary General Role

By Helen Clark
Could the former Australian prime minister take the top job at the United Nations?

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