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COVID-19 Factor Powers South Korea’s Ruling Party to Historic Victory
April 17, 2020

COVID-19 Factor Powers South Korea’s Ruling Party to Historic Victory

By Cory Bisbee
The Democratic Party wins unilateral control of the National Assembly, while conservatives and minor parties recede.

South Korea’s Experiment in Pandemic Surveillance
April 13, 2020

South Korea’s Experiment in Pandemic Surveillance

By Eun A Jo
South Korea is a testing ground for how to balance robust surveillance in the name of public health with individual privacy rights.
5-18 and the Forgotten Lesson on Anti-Americanism in South Korea
May 17, 2019

5-18 and the Forgotten Lesson on Anti-Americanism in South Korea

By Benjamin A. Engel
May 18, 1980 crystallized anti-US sentiments in Korea. Now Trump is laying the foundation for another anti-American backlash.

What Is Next for South Korea's Official Online Petition Channel?
November 10, 2018

What Is Next for South Korea's Official Online Petition Channel?

By Tae-jun Kang
More than a year after its unveiling, it's time to evaluate the Moon administration's online petition system.

South Korea's Nuclear Energy Debate
October 26, 2017

South Korea's Nuclear Energy Debate

By Se Young Jang
South Korea’s experiment in deliberative democracy will impact President Moon Jae-in’s nuclear phase-out policy.

Democracy in Asia: A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
September 15, 2017

Democracy in Asia: A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

By Leena Rikkila Tamang and Mette Bakken
How has democracy fared in Asia over the last decade – and what can help in pushing the agenda forward?

The Turning Point for South Korean Democracy
June 27, 2017

The Turning Point for South Korean Democracy

By Chris Carothers
South Korea's youth were famous for being politically apathetic. Not anymore.
Park Geun-hye's Impeachment, Through the Eyes of a Korean Millennial
March 20, 2017

Park Geun-hye's Impeachment, Through the Eyes of a Korean Millennial

By Youngbean Kim
Park Geun-hye's political scandal inspired a generation of students to political action.

South Korea in Myanmar: Missing the Train to Naypyitaw?
March 15, 2017

South Korea in Myanmar: Missing the Train to Naypyitaw?

By Matteo Fumagalli
South Korea is not living up to its potential to play a strategic (not just economic) role in Myanmar.

The Future of South Korean Democracy
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.

South Korea's Anti-Terror Law Part of a Worrisome Trend
March 09, 2016

South Korea's Anti-Terror Law Part of a Worrisome Trend

By Geoffrey Fattig
With the passage of a controversial anti-terror law, Korean democracy takes another step backward.

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