Can Han Dong-hoon Unite and Lead South Korea’s Ruling Party?
By Kenji Yoshida and Jason Morgan
Former Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon is the PPP's new leader, but it remains to be seen whether he can step out from President Yoon's shadow.
Will Lee Jun-seok Be the Wild Card in South Korea’s General Election?
By Jason Morgan and Kenji Yoshida
The popular former party chair could rescue the ruling PPP’s chances next April – or he could torpedo the conservative party’s odds.
South Korea’s Ruling People Power Party Gears Up for Change Ahead of the 2024 General Election
By Eunwoo Lee
A major by-election defeat provided a wake-up call, yet intra-party rifts are hard to wish away.
Yoon Suk-yeol’s Polarizing First Year
By Karl Friedhoff
South Korea’s President Yoon rode polarization to steady the ship through his first year in office.
People Power Party Changes Voting Rules Ahead of Chair Election
By Chelsie Alexandre and Mitch Shin
South Korea’s ruling conservative party has amended its charter to only allow votes from PPP members in selecting new party leadership.
Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Pardoned by Yoon
By Chelsie Alexandre
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s latest round of pardons – including the release of Lee – sparked a wave of criticism.
Impeached President Park, Jailed for Corruption, Pardoned by Moon
By Hyung-Jin Kim
Moon's liberal government said the pardon of his conservative predecessor is meant to promote national unity.
How Would a Yoon Suk-yeol Administration Approach North Korea?
By Mitch Shin
An overview of Yoon's platform on inter-Korean relations and the South Korea-U.S. alliance.
Have South Korean Conservatives Made a Full Comeback?
By James Park
The People Power Party's makeover has come a long way, but there are still some hurdles to overcome to compete with the progressives.
How Feminism Became a Dirty Word in South Korea
By Spencer Hines and Jay Song
The demonization of feminist discourse and ideology in South Korea is a critical impetus for young Korean men’s embrace of misogynist attitudes and conservative politics.
Can a 36-Year-Old Leader Transform South Korea’s Conservative Party?
By Mitch Shin
Lee Jun-seok’s fate will hinge on the PPP’s performance in the presidential election.
Before Trump, South Korean Conservatives Also Claimed a ‘Stolen’ Election
By Dongwoo Kim
Today's right-wing politics has a transnational element, resulting in eerily similar conspiracy theories about voter fraud in the U.S. and South Korea.