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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 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.
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.

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.

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.
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 01, 2018

Risky Business: South Korea's Secret Military Deal With UAE

By June Park and Ali Ahmad
The hidden military pact was meant to seal the UAE-ROK nuclear power plant deal.

November 03, 2017

South Korea Goes From One Presidential Scandal to Another

By Justin Fendos
Renewed scrutiny into the scandals of Lee Myung-bak could mean another South Korean ex-president facing jail time.

March 31, 2017

As Sunken Ferry Is Finally Raised, Documentary Explores What Comes After the Sewol

By Bruce Harrison
A new documentary attempts to uncover the factors behind one of South Korea's greatest tragedies.

March 31, 2017

South Korea's Impeached President Park Now Under Arrest

By John Power
Less than a month after losing her immunity, Park is detained on charges of bribery and abuse of power.
March 14, 2017

The Future of South Korean Democracy

By Darcie Draudt
The Park Geun-hye scandal revealed the flaws in South Korean democracy. Now the challenge is to fix these issues.

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