January 04, 2023
Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Pardoned by Yoon
By Chelsie Alexandre
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s latest round of pardons – including the release of Lee – sparked a wave of criticism.
November 14, 2022
South and North Korea at Risk of New Crisis
By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
October 29, 2020
South Korea’s Supreme Court Upholds 17-Year Jail Term for Ex-President Lee
By Associated Press
Lee Myung-bak was convicted of taking bribes before and during his presidency.
September 10, 2019
GSOMIA and the Shadow of ‘Lee-Myung-Park-Geun-Hye’
By Brian Kim
A tale of political revenge?
August 02, 2019
South Korea’s Africa Outreach
By R. Maxwell Bone and Matthew Minsoo Kim
Tracing South Korea’s approach to the continent under 4 presidents.
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.
August 31, 2018
Social Media Manipulation of Public Opinion in Korean Elections
By Dylan Stent
KBS recently began publishing articles describing how South Korea political parties have manipulated public opinion with social media.
April 14, 2018
Park, Lee and the Plight of Korean Presidents
By Clint Work
Why have all of South Korea's recent leaders been embroiled in corruption scandals?
March 26, 2018
Lee Myung-bak: Between Justice and Political Retribution in South Korea
By Hyunmin Michael Kang
Another former president has been arrested in South Korea.
March 23, 2018
The Impact of Lee Myung-bak’s Alleged Corruption on South Korea’s Security
By Ahn Seul Ki and Son Daekwon
The former South Korean president has been accused of corruption, which has some serious security implications.
March 01, 2018
Risky Business: South Korea's Secret Military Deal With UAE
By June Park and Ali Ahmad
The hidden military pact was meant to seal the UAE-ROK nuclear power plant deal.
November 03, 2017
South Korea Goes From One Presidential Scandal to Another
By Justin Fendos
Renewed scrutiny into the scandals of Lee Myung-bak could mean another South Korean ex-president facing jail time.
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