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South Korea and the UAE’s Lucky Convergence
March 05, 2019

South Korea and the UAE’s Lucky Convergence

By Nima Khorrami
Complementary defense sectors and business climates are speeding up the development of ties.

The South Korean Presidency Isn’t Cursed. It Just Needs to Be Reformed.
October 12, 2018

The South Korean Presidency Isn’t Cursed. It Just Needs to Be Reformed.

By Kyle Ferrier
Unless changes are made, Lee Myung-bak won't the the last South Korean president to go to jail for corruption.
South Korea’s Chaebol Needn’t Fear Moon
June 19, 2017

South Korea’s Chaebol Needn’t Fear Moon

By Anthony Fensom
Despite campaign pledges, a precarious hold on parliament will make far-reaching reforms difficult to achieve.

Why Samsung’s Lee Jae-yong Might Have Bribed Choi Soon-sil
March 09, 2017

Why Samsung’s Lee Jae-yong Might Have Bribed Choi Soon-sil

By Justin Fendos
Maintaining the labyrinthine ownership structure of Samsung required under-the-table government assistance.

South Korea's Reform Crisis
November 21, 2016

South Korea's Reform Crisis

By Anthony Fensom
South Korea's much-needed economic reforms have faded from discussion, thanks to a sensational political scandal.

South Korea’s Corruption Culture
November 17, 2016

South Korea’s Corruption Culture

By Justin Fendos
The emphasis on loyalty in South Korea’s executive culture is behind the recent corruption scandals.

How Korea's Labor Market Breeds Social Inequality
November 08, 2016

How Korea's Labor Market Breeds Social Inequality

By Vladimir Hlasny
Structural flaws in Korea's labor market trap workers and perpetuate social inequality.
Can Samsung's Note 7 Discontinuation Shake the South Korean Economy?
October 12, 2016

Can Samsung's Note 7 Discontinuation Shake the South Korean Economy?

By Ankit Panda
Samsung Electronics' mobile devices account for roughly 2 percent of South Korea's exports.

South Korea: Chaebol Model Comes Under Scrutiny
January 07, 2015

South Korea: Chaebol Model Comes Under Scrutiny

By Tae-jun Kang
A recent scandal prompts a closer look at the power of the families behind the country’s largest companies.

Three Hypotheses on Korea’s Intense Resentment of Japan
March 13, 2014

Three Hypotheses on Korea’s Intense Resentment of Japan

By Robert E. Kelly
Another perspective on the troubled relations of the East Asian neighbors.

Park Warns South Korea: Change or Perish
February 28, 2014

Park Warns South Korea: Change or Perish

By Anthony Fensom
The president announces plans to wean the country from its export-dependent model.
Park Geun-hye Takes the Reins
February 23, 2013

Park Geun-hye Takes the Reins

Park enters office in South Korea facing a daunting array of domestic and foreign policy challenges. She may very well prove up to the task.

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