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YouTube Emerges as a New Tool for South Korean Whistleblowers
January 05, 2019
YouTube Emerges as a New Tool for South Korean Whistleblowers
A recent case underscores the changing trend of Korean whistleblowers -- and the longstanding challenges they continue to face.
YouTube Emerges as a New Tool for South Korean Whistleblowers
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
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
Risky Business: South Korea's Secret Military Deal With UAE
March 01, 2018
Risky Business: South Korea's Secret Military Deal With UAE
The hidden military pact was meant to seal the UAE-ROK nuclear power plant deal.
Risky Business: South Korea's Secret Military Deal With UAE
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
As Sunken Ferry Is Finally Raised, Documentary Explores What Comes <i>After the Sewol</i>
March 31, 2017
As Sunken Ferry Is Finally Raised, Documentary Explores What Comes After the Sewol
A new documentary attempts to uncover the factors behind one of South Korea's greatest tragedies.
As Sunken Ferry Is Finally Raised, Documentary Explores What Comes After the Sewol
South Korea's Impeached President Park Now Under Arrest
March 31, 2017
South Korea's Impeached President Park Now Under Arrest
Less than a month after losing her immunity, Park is detained on charges of bribery and abuse of power.
South Korea's Impeached President Park Now Under Arrest
The Future of South Korean Democracy
March 14, 2017
The Future of South Korean Democracy
The Park Geun-hye scandal revealed the flaws in South Korean democracy. Now the challenge is to fix these issues.
The Future of South Korean Democracy
Why Samsung’s Lee Jae-yong Might Have Bribed Choi Soon-sil
March 09, 2017
Why Samsung’s Lee Jae-yong Might Have Bribed Choi Soon-sil
Maintaining the labyrinthine ownership structure of Samsung required under-the-table government assistance.
Why Samsung’s Lee Jae-yong Might Have Bribed Choi Soon-sil
South Korean President Impeached
December 09, 2016
South Korean President Impeached
The National Assembly votes to impeach beleaguered President Park Geun-hye.
South Korean President Impeached
South Korea’s Corruption Culture
November 17, 2016
South Korea’s Corruption Culture
The emphasis on loyalty in South Korea’s executive culture is behind the recent corruption scandals.
South Korea’s Corruption Culture
South Korea's Most Bizarre Corruption Scandal Yet
November 04, 2016
South Korea's Most Bizarre Corruption Scandal Yet
The South Korean presidential scandal is unique for its sheer weirdness.
South Korea's Most Bizarre Corruption Scandal Yet
South Koreans Call for President’s Impeachment Over Influence Scandal
October 28, 2016
South Koreans Call for President’s Impeachment Over Influence Scandal
A crisis over presidential influence from outside the Blue House could be Park Geun-hye’s ultimate undoing.
South Koreans Call for President’s Impeachment Over Influence Scandal
No More Free Lunch for South Korean Journalists
September 29, 2016
No More Free Lunch for South Korean Journalists
A strict new anti-graft act criminalizes bribes, gifts, and lunches over $30, and could impact the overall economy.
No More Free Lunch for South Korean Journalists
Report: North Korea Has World's Worst Corruption
January 29, 2016
Report: North Korea Has World's Worst Corruption
North Korea tied for the worst score in Transparency International's report, but South Korea has its issues as well.
Report: North Korea Has World's Worst Corruption
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