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South Korea’s President Yoon Could (But Won’t) Be Removed From Office for Lying
September 13, 2022

South Korea’s President Yoon Could (But Won’t) Be Removed From Office for Lying

By Justin Fendos
The latest scandal to rock the new administration may be the most serious: a charge that Yoon lied while on the campaign trail, violating South Korea's public office election law.

What Does South Korea’s First Lady Do?
June 21, 2022

What Does South Korea’s First Lady Do?

By Hae Kyung Ahn
President Yoon's wife, Kim Keon Hee, has attracted controversy already.
What President Yoon Suk-yeol’s Election Means for South Korean Democracy
March 23, 2022

What President Yoon Suk-yeol’s Election Means for South Korean Democracy

By Darcie Draudt
Yoon has two important tasks in front of him: mending emergent social divisions and making institutional changes to prevent – not just punish – corruption.

South Korea to Release Samsung Scion on Parole
August 10, 2021

South Korea to Release Samsung Scion on Parole

By Kim Tong-hyung
Lee Jae-yong, who has been imprisoned since January, runs the Samsung group.

South Korea’s Supreme Court Upholds 17-Year Jail Term for Ex-President Lee
October 29, 2020

South Korea’s Supreme Court Upholds 17-Year Jail Term for Ex-President Lee

By Associated Press
Lee Myung-bak was convicted of taking bribes before and during his presidency.

South Korea’s Electronics Giant Lee Kun-hee, Chair of Samsung, Dies at 78
October 26, 2020

South Korea’s Electronics Giant Lee Kun-hee, Chair of Samsung, Dies at 78

By Mitch Shin
Two different – and contrasting – reviews of the electronics icon’s leadership have emerged since the announcement of Lee’s passing.

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

By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung
The trials will revisit the corruption scandal that saw Park ousted from office.
Public Anger Grows in South Korea Over Justice Minister Nominee
August 29, 2019

Public Anger Grows in South Korea Over Justice Minister Nominee

By Tae-jun Kang
The scandal surrounding Cho Kuk taps into deeper sentiments that only the rich and powerful can succeed in South Korea.

Is Moon Jae-in Becoming a Lame Duck?
February 05, 2019

Is Moon Jae-in Becoming a Lame Duck?

By Tae-jun Kang
Most South Korean presidents have faltered in their third years. Moon risks falling into the same trap.

YouTube Emerges as a New Tool for South Korean Whistleblowers
January 05, 2019

YouTube Emerges as a New Tool for South Korean Whistleblowers

By Tae-jun Kang
A recent case underscores the changing trend of Korean whistleblowers -- and the longstanding challenges they continue to face.

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.

By Kyle Ferrier
Unless changes are made, Lee Myung-bak won't the the last South Korean president to go to jail for corruption.
South Korean Supreme Court Caught in Park Geun-hye Scandal
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.

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