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South Korea Looks to Cap Public Debt, But Is It Actually a Problem?
October 16, 2020

South Korea Looks to Cap Public Debt, But Is It Actually a Problem?

By Kyle Ferrier
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has heavily leaned on government spending to drive growth. But overall debt remains relatively low.

What Do South Koreans Think of Their Government’s COVID-19 Response?
October 07, 2020

What Do South Koreans Think of Their Government’s COVID-19 Response?

By Timothy S. Rich, Madelynn Einhorn, Andi Dahmer, and Isabel Eliassen
Early on, South Korea was touted as a model of COVID-19 containment. Does the public still approve of the government’s approach?
South Korea Baffled by Stop-and-Search, Police Bus Walls During Protests
October 05, 2020

South Korea Baffled by Stop-and-Search, Police Bus Walls During Protests

By Tae-jun Kang
Moves to disrupt anti-government protests were justified as a COVID-19 response measure, but many suspect a darker motivation.

President Moon Hits Another Hurdle in Curbing South Korea’s Housing Market
July 23, 2020

President Moon Hits Another Hurdle in Curbing South Korea’s Housing Market

By Kyle Ferrier
Moon's administration has enacted over 20 policies to try and curb soaring real estate prices -- all without success.

View from Japan: South Korea’s Pandemic Elections
April 22, 2020

View from Japan: South Korea’s Pandemic Elections

By Tadashi Kimiya
After a landslide win, now is the time to address bilateral tensions.

South Korean 2020 Legislative Election: A Mid-Term Test for Moon Jae-In
March 16, 2020

South Korean 2020 Legislative Election: A Mid-Term Test for Moon Jae-In

By Ildar Daminov
The 2020 legislative election should be seen as a referendum on Moon’s policies.

Lessons From South Korea’s COVID-19 Outbreak: The Good, Bad, and Ugly
March 10, 2020

Lessons From South Korea’s COVID-19 Outbreak: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

By Justin Fendos
Where South Korea has succeeded – and where it has struggled – in containing the new epidemic.
Public Anger Grows in South Korea Over Justice Minister Nominee
August 29, 2019

Public Anger Grows in South Korea Over Justice Minister Nominee

By Tae-jun Kang
The scandal surrounding Cho Kuk taps into deeper sentiments that only the rich and powerful can succeed in South Korea.

Will South Korean Turn to Its PM to Resolve Conflicts With Japan?
July 30, 2019

Will South Korean Turn to Its PM to Resolve Conflicts With Japan?

By Tae-jun Kang
Lee Nak-yeon, known as a Japan expert, might be one of the few chances Seoul has to resolve the dispute.

South Korean President Moon’s Mid-Term Review
June 07, 2019

South Korean President Moon’s Mid-Term Review

By Joshua Jervis
Moon’s declining popularity can be widely attributed to a rising domestic focus on his administration’s economic performance.

South Korean Journalist Under Fire for Being 'Rude' to President Moon
May 11, 2019

South Korean Journalist Under Fire for Being 'Rude' to President Moon

By Tae-jun Kang
Is a journalist asking a president a serious question inappropriate?
Five Priorities for South Korea’s Moon Jae-in in 2019
December 28, 2018

Five Priorities for South Korea’s Moon Jae-in in 2019

By Jenna Gibson
What should be on the South Korean president’s agenda for the new year?

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