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South Korea’s Supreme Court Orders New Trials for Ex-President Park and Samsung Heir
August 31, 2019
South Korea’s Supreme Court Orders New Trials for Ex-President Park and Samsung Heir
The trials will revisit the corruption scandal that saw Park ousted from office.
South Korea’s Supreme Court Orders New Trials for Ex-President Park and Samsung Heir
South Korea’s Africa Outreach
August 02, 2019
South Korea’s Africa Outreach
Tracing South Korea’s approach to the continent under 4 presidents.
South Korea’s Africa Outreach
South Korean Conservatives: What Now?
March 01, 2019
South Korean Conservatives: What Now?
Can South Korea’s once-strong right recover from damaging scandals and infighting?
South Korean Conservatives: What Now?
The South Korean Presidency Isn’t Cursed. It Just Needs to Be Reformed.
October 12, 2018
The South Korean Presidency Isn’t Cursed. It Just Needs to Be Reformed.
Unless changes are made, Lee Myung-bak won't the the last South Korean president to go to jail for corruption.
The South Korean Presidency Isn’t Cursed. It Just Needs to Be Reformed.
South Korean Supreme Court Caught in Park Geun-hye Scandal
September 27, 2018
South Korean Supreme Court Caught in Park Geun-hye Scandal
A chief justice is accused of influencing politically sensitive trials to impress the Park administration.
South Korean Supreme Court Caught in Park Geun-hye Scandal
South Korea's Former PM Emerges as New Conservative Torchbearer 
September 22, 2018
South Korea's Former PM Emerges as New Conservative Torchbearer 
Many conservatives are looking to Hwang Kyo-ahn to reunite a divided movement.
South Korea's Former PM Emerges as New Conservative Torchbearer 
Social Media Manipulation of Public Opinion in Korean Elections
August 31, 2018
Social Media Manipulation of Public Opinion in Korean Elections
KBS recently began publishing articles describing how South Korea political parties have manipulated public opinion with social media.
Social Media Manipulation of Public Opinion in Korean Elections
Park, Lee and the Plight of Korean Presidents
April 14, 2018
Park, Lee and the Plight of Korean Presidents
Why have all of South Korea's recent leaders been embroiled in corruption scandals?
Park, Lee and the Plight of Korean Presidents
Lee Myung-bak: Between Justice and Political Retribution in South Korea
March 26, 2018
Lee Myung-bak: Between Justice and Political Retribution in South Korea
Another former president has been arrested in South Korea.
Lee Myung-bak: Between Justice and Political Retribution in South Korea
The Impact of Lee Myung-bak’s Alleged Corruption on South Korea’s Security
March 23, 2018
The Impact of Lee Myung-bak’s Alleged Corruption on South Korea’s Security
The former South Korean president has been accused of corruption, which has some serious security implications.
The Impact of Lee Myung-bak’s Alleged Corruption on South Korea’s Security
South Korea Pulls Back From Sex Slave Agreement With Japan
January 08, 2018
South Korea Pulls Back From Sex Slave Agreement With Japan
A recent government report criticizes the agreement made under the previous Park administration.
South Korea Pulls Back From Sex Slave Agreement With Japan
South Korea Goes From One Presidential Scandal to Another
November 03, 2017
South Korea Goes From One Presidential Scandal to Another
Renewed scrutiny into the scandals of Lee Myung-bak could mean another South Korean ex-president facing jail time.
South Korea Goes From One Presidential Scandal to Another
South Korea and Brazil Rejected Their Female Leaders
July 03, 2017
South Korea and Brazil Rejected Their Female Leaders
The impeachment scandals that entangled Park Geun-hye and Dilma Rousseff smack of misogyny.
South Korea and Brazil Rejected Their Female Leaders
A Liberal Triumphs in South Korea: Who Is Moon Jae-in?
May 13, 2017
A Liberal Triumphs in South Korea: Who Is Moon Jae-in?
Is Moon Jae-in anti-American? Are South Koreans divided over politics by age? Steven Denney offers insight into these questions.
A Liberal Triumphs in South Korea: Who Is Moon Jae-in?
South Korea Presidential Election: Moon Jae-in Claims Victory
May 10, 2017
South Korea Presidential Election: Moon Jae-in Claims Victory
Exit polls and the count so far indicate that the Democratic Party's Moon will be South Korea's next leader.
South Korea Presidential Election: Moon Jae-in Claims Victory
$1 Billion For THAAD? Trump Chips Away at the US-South Korea Alliance
April 28, 2017
$1 Billion For THAAD? Trump Chips Away at the US-South Korea Alliance
Slowly but surely, Trump chips away at the foundations for reassurance in the U.S.-South Korea alliance.
$1 Billion For THAAD? Trump Chips Away at the US-South Korea Alliance
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