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Moon’s Prosecutor Pick Puts Reform Efforts Back in the Spotlight
May 06, 2021

Moon’s Prosecutor Pick Puts Reform Efforts Back in the Spotlight

By Jenna Gibson
Kim Oh-soo, the nominee for prosecutor general, is a strong supporter of President Moon's controversial prosecution reform plan.

South Korea’s Political Pendulum Swings Again
May 01, 2021

South Korea’s Political Pendulum Swings Again

By Youngmi Kim
The “old boys” are back after April 7 by-elections in Seoul and Busan.
Trump Reveals What Many Already Suspected About His Korea Policy
April 28, 2021

Trump Reveals What Many Already Suspected About His Korea Policy

By Kyle Ferrier
A statement from the former president is a stark reminder of his transactional approach to both Koreas.

7 Years After Sewol Ferry Disaster, Bereaved Families Still Urge Government to Reveal the Truth
April 16, 2021

7 Years After Sewol Ferry Disaster, Bereaved Families Still Urge Government to Reveal the Truth

By Mitch Shin
Four years into a new presidential administration that promised transparency, families say key questions still remain shrouded in mystery.  

North Korea Takes Aim at Seoul as Biden Mulls Policy Options
March 30, 2021

North Korea Takes Aim at Seoul as Biden Mulls Policy Options

By Mitch Shin
After Pyongyang's resumed missile testing, Seoul and Washington are having difficulties finding a way to resume dialogue.

The US-ROK Alliance in 2021: Back on Track?
March 12, 2021

The US-ROK Alliance in 2021: Back on Track?

By Ankit Panda
With a cost-sharing deal finally agreed, what lies ahead for the U.S.-South Korea alliance?

Decoding Davos: The Divergent Agendas of Xi Jinping, Moon Jae-in, and Suga Yoshihide
February 02, 2021

Decoding Davos: The Divergent Agendas of Xi Jinping, Moon Jae-in, and Suga Yoshihide

By Duncan Bartlett
How the leaders of China, South Korea, and Japan revealed their differing ambitions during their speeches to the World Economic Forum.
President Moon Is Still Hopeful for North Korea Talks
January 19, 2021

President Moon Is Still Hopeful for North Korea Talks

By Mitch Shin
In a press conference on Monday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed his wish to resume talks with North Korea – including hosting Kim Jong Un in Seoul.

How Biden Can Navigate a New Era in South Korean Politics
January 15, 2021

How Biden Can Navigate a New Era in South Korean Politics

By Brian Kim
The future of U.S.-ROK relations depends on the United States understanding the priorities of South Korea’s now-dominant liberals.

South Korea’s Moon Lays Out Agenda for the Remainder of His Term
January 14, 2021

South Korea’s Moon Lays Out Agenda for the Remainder of His Term

By Troy Stangarone
President Moon Jae-in’s New Year’s Address reveals the focus for his last full year in office. Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 recovery tops the list.

Blue House Reshuffles Cabinet in Bid to Protect Moon’s Approval Ratings
January 07, 2021

Blue House Reshuffles Cabinet in Bid to Protect Moon’s Approval Ratings

By Mitch Shin
With Moon’s approval ratings declining gradually, two of his senior cabinet members have been replaced.
South Korea’s Prosecutor General Wins Another Court Battle Against the Government
December 29, 2020

South Korea’s Prosecutor General Wins Another Court Battle Against the Government

By Mitch Shin
The court ruled that Yoon Seok-youl can resume his seat, even though the president authorized suspending him for two months.

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