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An Identity Crisis for South Korea's Opposition
December 31, 2015

An Identity Crisis for South Korea's Opposition

By Steven Denney
A high-profile defection highlights the way personal politics stifle Korean democracy.

South Korea's Opposition Gained Ground in September
October 03, 2015

South Korea's Opposition Gained Ground in September

By Steven Denney
Despite intra-party feuds, both the NPAD and its leader, Moon Jae-in, received a popularity boost last month.
Is South Korea's Liberal Opposition Party About to Split?
October 02, 2015

Is South Korea's Liberal Opposition Party About to Split?

By Steven Denney
Rumors of a new party forming in the NPAD's traditional stronghold continue to swirl.

Who Represents Labor Market Outsiders in South Korea?
June 03, 2015

Who Represents Labor Market Outsiders in South Korea?

By Steven Denney
If South Korea's left won't represent the poor, who will?

Could South Korea's 'Scotland' Force Political Change?
May 14, 2015

Could South Korea's 'Scotland' Force Political Change?

By Steven Denney
South Korea's liberal party is losing support in its traditional stronghold. Can NPAD remake itself?

South Korea's Liberal Party Woes Continue
April 30, 2015

South Korea's Liberal Party Woes Continue

By Steven Denney
Despite low approval ratings for the ruling party, South Korea's opposition didn't fare well in by-elections.

South Korea's Liberal Opposition Implodes
April 02, 2015

South Korea's Liberal Opposition Implodes

By Steven Denney
Defections in the NPAD have the party facing serious challenges from its own former members.
Big Challenges for Moon Jae-in and South Korea's Left
February 13, 2015

Big Challenges for Moon Jae-in and South Korea's Left

By Steven Denney
The election of a new leader will do little to solve NPAD's woes.

How South Korea’s Liberals Lost the Youth Vote
September 16, 2014

How South Korea’s Liberals Lost the Youth Vote

By Steven Denney
In a dramatic reversal of fortunes, young people in South Korea are increasingly conservative.

The Uncertain Future of Liberalism in South Korea
August 29, 2014

The Uncertain Future of Liberalism in South Korea

By Yong Kwon
The Diplomat‘s Yong Kwon speaks to SinoNK's Steven Denney on the liberal movement in South Korean politics.

How South Korea’s Liberals Lost Their Way
August 03, 2014

How South Korea’s Liberals Lost Their Way

By Yong Kwon
Last month’s by-election underscored the weakness of South Korea’s liberal movement, and its need to reinvent itself.
South Korea’s Ruling Party Scores Big At Polls
July 31, 2014

South Korea’s Ruling Party Scores Big At Polls

By Yong Kwon
The ruling Saenuri party took 11 seats in the by-election, giving it a strong majority in the legislature.

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