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The Future of South Korean Democracy
March 14, 2017

The Future of South Korean Democracy

By Darcie Draudt
The Park Geun-hye scandal revealed the flaws in South Korean democracy. Now the challenge is to fix these issues.

New Realities, Old Fears: Escalation on the Korean Peninsula
January 28, 2016

New Realities, Old Fears: Escalation on the Korean Peninsula

By Clint Work and Daniel A. Pinkston
When tensions rise, history illuminates U.S. and ROK fears of entrapment and abandonment.
Asia’s Political Dynasties
November 30, 2015

Asia’s Political Dynasties

By Paul French
Postwar dynasties in Asia have been remarkably persistent.

Rewriting History in South Korea
November 20, 2015

Rewriting History in South Korea

By Patrick Thomsen
In the name of security, the people of South Korea are losing a crucial element of their national identity.

South Korea: The Politics Behind the History Wars
October 29, 2015

South Korea: The Politics Behind the History Wars

By Kyu Seok Shim
Latent within South Korea’s state-controlled history textbook controversy, a Game of Thrones

The Mixed Legacy of a South Korean Dictator
September 17, 2015

The Mixed Legacy of a South Korean Dictator

By Steven Denney
Polling data suggests South Koreans approve of Park Chung-hee himself, but disapprove of the system he used to rule.

Evolution of the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Restraining the ROK
July 03, 2015

Evolution of the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Restraining the ROK

By Leon Whyte
The alliance is about more than just deterring Pyongyang.
Evolution of the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Abandonment Fears
June 22, 2015

Evolution of the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Abandonment Fears

By Leon Whyte
South Korea has at times had reason to fear the strength of its alliance with the United States. Part II in a series.

South Korea's History Textbook Controversy
April 04, 2015

South Korea's History Textbook Controversy

By Steven Denney
A South Korean court ruled in favor of allowing the Ministry of Education to mandate history textbook revisions.

What ‘Clean India’ Can Learn From South Korea’s New Village Movement
October 23, 2014

What ‘Clean India’ Can Learn From South Korea’s New Village Movement

By Soyen Park
The methods of Seoul’s meteoric rise could help spur Indian growth.

South Korea: Dependence in the Age of OPCON
July 09, 2014

South Korea: Dependence in the Age of OPCON

By Clint Work
The transfer of wartime operational control is part of larger questions about the US-ROK alliance.
Why Did North Korea Build Nukes While South Korea Foreswore Them?
May 10, 2014

Why Did North Korea Build Nukes While South Korea Foreswore Them?

By Zachary Keck
The conventional military balance on the Korean Peninsula best explains North and South Korea’s nuclear trajectories.

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