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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.