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Yoon Suk-yeol Becomes South Korea’s President-Elect
March 10, 2022

Yoon Suk-yeol Becomes South Korea’s President-Elect

By Mitch Shin
The narrowest margin of victory in South Korea’s history showed how the country is divided in yesterday’s election.

South Korean Presidential Candidates Accused of Politicizing Ukraine War
March 04, 2022

South Korean Presidential Candidates Accused of Politicizing Ukraine War

By Da-sol Goh
Both Lee Jae-myung and Yoon Suk-yeol were forced to apologize after making controversial remarks about the Russian invasion.
South Korea’s Nastiest Presidential Election
March 01, 2022

South Korea’s Nastiest Presidential Election

By Hyung-A Kim
In an election where both candidates are fighting scandals and a lack of public trust, South Koreans face a difficult choice.

South Korea’s Presidential Election: The Big Picture
February 18, 2022

South Korea’s Presidential Election: The Big Picture

Karl Friedhoff, Sang Kim, and Lee Sook-Jong on the issues driving South Korea's big election, and the implications for Korean politics and society.

South Korea’s Shift Away From Reunification Is a Bad Sign for the Korean Peninsula
February 08, 2022

South Korea’s Shift Away From Reunification Is a Bad Sign for the Korean Peninsula

By Eunwoo Lee
South Koreans increasingly reject reunification with the North amid intensifying hostility and indifference. But inter-Korean relations that prioritize economic ties over reconciliation easily fall prey to global geopolitics.

A Bipartisan Consensus on South Korea’s Foreign Policy?
December 24, 2021

A Bipartisan Consensus on South Korea’s Foreign Policy?

By Hae Kyung Ahn
The foreign policy platforms of the two leading candidates in South Korea’s upcoming presidential election are more alike than they are different.

Outlining the South Korean Presidential Candidates’ Technology Plans
December 17, 2021

Outlining the South Korean Presidential Candidates’ Technology Plans

By Sang Kim
The election results will determine South Korea's approach to cutting-edge technology like AI, Internet of Things, and the metaverse.
What Will South Korea’s Presidential Election Mean for Japan Ties?
November 18, 2021

What Will South Korea’s Presidential Election Mean for Japan Ties?

By Mitch Shin
Along with their different policies on North Korea, the two candidates also have different perspectives on Japan. 

The Foreign Policy Outlook of South Korea’s Ruling Party Presidential Candidate
October 22, 2021

The Foreign Policy Outlook of South Korea’s Ruling Party Presidential Candidate

By Hae Kyung Ahn
The Democratic Party has a presidential candidate: Governor Lee Jae-myung. Where does he stand on inter-Korean and foreign relations?

South Korea’s 2022 Presidential Race Is Taking Shape
July 08, 2021

South Korea’s 2022 Presidential Race Is Taking Shape

By Jenna Gibson
Candidate have begun to officially declare their ambitions. Here are the names to know.

South Korea Mulls Universal Basic Income Post-COVID
June 13, 2020

South Korea Mulls Universal Basic Income Post-COVID

By Dongwoo Kim
While the basic income movement is not new in South Korea, the pandemic has added considerable momentum to it.
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