Gi-Wook Shin on Gwangju and South Korea’s Democracy
By Shannon Tiezzi
“The tragic outcome was a brutal wakeup call to Korean democratic movements.”
Learning From South Korea’s Fight Against Inflation
By Yong Kwon
One lesson from South Korea’s battle against runaway inflation in the 1980s: The importance of public communication.
Ex-South Korean Strongman Chun Doo-hwan Dies at Age 90
By Hyung-jin Kim
Chun's rule, from 1979 to 1988, was marked both by severe political repression as well as rapid social and economic changes. He is most famous for ordering the Gwangju massacre, for which he never apologized.
Evolution of the US-ROK Alliance: Anti-Americanism
By Leon Whyte
Keeping the alliance strong will require adroit diplomacy on the part of both South Korea and the U.S.
The Ghosts of Korea’s Killers
By Philip Iglauer
Special forces have long played a deadly, but largely forgotten, role in the Korean conflict.
Can Myanmar and North Korea Say Goodbye?
As Myanmar normalizes its status in Asia, it must clarify its relationship with North Korea.