June 24, 2020
Is South Korea Really a Liberal Country?
By James Park
The liberals’ primacy is unprecedented and likely long-term. But is it permanent?
March 01, 2019
South Korean Conservatives: What Now?
By Steven Denney
Can South Korea’s once-strong right recover from damaging scandals and infighting?
July 15, 2018
South Korea's Authoritarian Past Echoes in Controversial Document
By Clint Work
Seoul will be investigating a controversial plan to mobilize soldiers if protests against former president Park got out of hand.
July 03, 2017
South Korea and Brazil Rejected Their Female Leaders
By Dawisson Belém Lopes
The impeachment scandals that entangled Park Geun-hye and Dilma Rousseff smack of misogyny.
June 27, 2017
The Turning Point for South Korean Democracy
By Chris Carothers
South Korea's youth were famous for being politically apathetic. Not anymore.
May 26, 2017
Why Are South Korean Politics So Messy?
By Jin Kai
Exploring the six enduring features of Korean politics.
May 10, 2017
Does Moon Jae-in’s Victory Herald a New Dawn for the Sunshine Policy?
By Troy Stangarone
The geopolitical context doesn't favor a direct return to the Sunshine Policy of 1998-2008.
April 25, 2017
Will Park Geun-hye Be Pardoned?
By Justin Fendos
If a pardon is made, the peaceful protests could change tone.
April 21, 2017
North Korea in the Spotlight as South Korea’s Presidential Race Tightens
By Shannon Tiezzi
As the North Korea threat grows, a dark horse consolidates support.
March 31, 2017
South Korea's Impeached President Park Now Under Arrest
By John Power
Less than a month after losing her immunity, Park is detained on charges of bribery and abuse of power.
March 20, 2017
Park Geun-hye's Impeachment, Through the Eyes of a Korean Millennial
By Youngbean Kim
Park Geun-hye's political scandal inspired a generation of students to political action.
March 13, 2017
After Impeachment Verdict, Korea’s ‘Fresh Start’ On Reform Begins Again
By Anthony Fensom
Will a new president be able to jump-start a sluggish economy?