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Park, Lee and the Plight of Korean Presidents
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?

Will President Moon Repeat His Predecessors' Mistakes?
July 15, 2017

Will President Moon Repeat His Predecessors' Mistakes?

By Booseung Chang
Moon, like other South Korean presidents, seems to have little use for his party post-election.
Why Are South Korean Politics So Messy?
May 26, 2017

Why Are South Korean Politics So Messy?

By Jin Kai
Exploring the six enduring features of Korean politics.

Ban Ki-moon Won't Run for South Korean President After All
February 03, 2017

Ban Ki-moon Won't Run for South Korean President After All

By Shannon Tiezzi
Citing "slander" and "fake news," the former UN secretary general abandons his political ambitions.

South Korea's President Park: Scandal Accusations 'Colossal Lies'
January 26, 2017

South Korea's President Park: Scandal Accusations 'Colossal Lies'

By Bruce Harrison
In her first-ever one-on-one interview with a South Korean journalist, Park Geun-hye dismisses corruption allegations.

What's Next for South Korea's Center-Right?
January 19, 2017

What's Next for South Korea's Center-Right?

By Parker Novak
After the ruling party splits, can South Korea's conservatives hold on to power?

Why Ban Ki-Moon Is Not Going To Be the Next South Korean President
January 18, 2017

Why Ban Ki-Moon Is Not Going To Be the Next South Korean President

By Jiyoung Song
Ban's political shortcomings, and a spotty track record as secretary-general, make him a lackluster candidate.
What Would a President Ban Ki-moon Do in Office?
January 14, 2017

What Would a President Ban Ki-moon Do in Office?

By John Power
Ban Ki-moon is well-known, but his policy preferences are largely a mystery.

Ban Ki-moon: South Korea's 'White Knight'?
January 13, 2017

Ban Ki-moon: South Korea's 'White Knight'?

By Bruce Harrison
The public and political parties' loud support appear to be the driving force behind a potential run for the Blue House.

South Korea: People Power Backs Left Into a Corner
November 08, 2016

South Korea: People Power Backs Left Into a Corner

By Christopher Green
Giving the people what they want – Park's resignation – could backfire on South Korea's opposition.

Will the Saenuri Party Survive Park's Scandal?
November 05, 2016

Will the Saenuri Party Survive Park's Scandal?

By Parker Novak
South Korea's embattled president might take her party down with her.
Choi-Gate: South Korean President Cleans out Cabinet, Public Not Assuaged
November 05, 2016

Choi-Gate: South Korean President Cleans out Cabinet, Public Not Assuaged

By Elaine Ramirez
Subjecting herself to an investigation but refusing to step down, a humiliated Park Geun-hye all but admits defeat.

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