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.
January 14, 2021
South Korea’s Supreme Court Upholds 20-Year Sentence for Former Pres. Park Geun-hye
By Mitch Shin
The 2016 Candlelight Revolution finally ended with the Supreme Court’s final sentence for Park. Now the focus turns to a potential pardon.
September 10, 2019
GSOMIA and the Shadow of ‘Lee-Myung-Park-Geun-Hye’
By Brian Kim
A tale of political revenge?
August 31, 2019
South Korea’s Supreme Court Orders New Trials for Ex-President Park and Samsung Heir
By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung
The trials will revisit the corruption scandal that saw Park ousted from office.
August 02, 2019
South Korea’s Africa Outreach
By R. Maxwell Bone and Matthew Minsoo Kim
Tracing South Korea’s approach to the continent under 4 presidents.
March 01, 2019
South Korean Conservatives: What Now?
By Steven Denney
Can South Korea’s once-strong right recover from damaging scandals and infighting?
October 12, 2018
The South Korean Presidency Isn’t Cursed. It Just Needs to Be Reformed.
By Kyle Ferrier
Unless changes are made, Lee Myung-bak won't the the last South Korean president to go to jail for corruption.
September 27, 2018
South Korean Supreme Court Caught in Park Geun-hye Scandal
By Troy Stangarone
A chief justice is accused of influencing politically sensitive trials to impress the Park administration.
September 22, 2018
South Korea's Former PM Emerges as New Conservative Torchbearer
By Tae-jun Kang
Many conservatives are looking to Hwang Kyo-ahn to reunite a divided movement.
August 31, 2018
Social Media Manipulation of Public Opinion in Korean Elections
By Dylan Stent
KBS recently began publishing articles describing how South Korea political parties have manipulated public opinion with social media.
April 14, 2018
Park, Lee and the Plight of Korean Presidents
By Clint Work
Why have all of South Korea's recent leaders been embroiled in corruption scandals?
March 26, 2018
Lee Myung-bak: Between Justice and Political Retribution in South Korea
By Hyunmin Michael Kang
Another former president has been arrested in South Korea.