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Factional Politics Will Determine Future of South Korean Left
December 09, 2014

Factional Politics Will Determine Future of South Korean Left

By Steven Denney
The opposition NPAD is electing new leaders, with significant implications for leftist politics in South Korea.
Post-97 Korea and Its Discontents
November 20, 2014

Post-97 Korea and Its Discontents

By Steven Denney
Deregulated labor markets and the pressure of global capitalism pushes some precarious workers to acts of public drama.

South Korea's Ruling Party Drifts Toward Civil War
October 25, 2014

South Korea's Ruling Party Drifts Toward Civil War

By Steven Denney
President Park Geun-hye and her Saenuri Party are increasingly at odds.

Surprise! South Korea’s Legislature Is Actually Doing Its Job
October 07, 2014

Surprise! South Korea’s Legislature Is Actually Doing Its Job

By Steven Denney
After being in a “vegetative state” for months, the South Korean National Assembly has begun passing laws again.

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.
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.

South Korea’s Ruling Party Braces for Defeat
July 16, 2014

South Korea’s Ruling Party Braces for Defeat

By Yong Kwon
When South Koreans go to the polls later this month, the Saenuri Party is expected to lose.
In Korea, President Park Comes Under Fire
June 12, 2014

In Korea, President Park Comes Under Fire

By Yong Kwon
Despite the ruling party’s recent electoral victory, President Park’s domestic critics continue to gain ground.

Korea’s Ruling Party Largely Unscathed After Local Elections
June 07, 2014

Korea’s Ruling Party Largely Unscathed After Local Elections

By Yong Kwon
The opposition fails to capitalize on public outrage over the recent ferry tragedy.

Ferry Disaster Weighs on Korea’s Conservatives Ahead of Elections
May 21, 2014

Ferry Disaster Weighs on Korea’s Conservatives Ahead of Elections

By Yong Kwon
Polls show a sharp drop in support for the ruling Saenuri Party in the lead up to local elections.

Pendulum Swings in South Korea
April 14, 2012

Pendulum Swings in South Korea

South Korea’s ruling Saenuri Party pulled off a surprise victory in this week’s National Assembly elections. The contest offered some insights into the changing face of politics there.

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