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Average Koreans Still Left out of Economic Optimism
January 18, 2018
Average Koreans Still Left out of Economic Optimism
South Korea's unexpectedly high GDP growth masks a more troubling reality.
Average Koreans Still Left out of Economic Optimism
New Year Resolutions for Asia’s Economies
January 03, 2018
New Year Resolutions for Asia’s Economies
Goals and prospects for Asia's major economies in the Year of the Dog.
New Year Resolutions for Asia’s Economies
OECD: Life Satisfaction Falls Amid Slow Recovery From Global Crisis
November 20, 2017
OECD: Life Satisfaction Falls Amid Slow Recovery From Global Crisis
The OECD calls its “How’s Life?” report a wake-up call for governments.
OECD: Life Satisfaction Falls Amid Slow Recovery From Global Crisis
Can South Korea Jumpstart Job Creation?
November 10, 2017
Can South Korea Jumpstart Job Creation?
South Korea unveils its five-year plan for creating jobs, but will it be enough?
Can South Korea Jumpstart Job Creation?
China’s First Olive Branch to South Korea?
November 10, 2017
China’s First Olive Branch to South Korea?
After a breakthrough on the THAAD dispute, a group of 3,000 Chinese tourists is planning a trip to Seoul.
China’s First Olive Branch to South Korea?
US and South Korea Agree to Initiate FTA Amendment Negotiations
October 06, 2017
US and South Korea Agree to Initiate FTA Amendment Negotiations
Trump’s threats to terminate the agreement entirely seems to have brought the Koreans to the table.
US and South Korea Agree to Initiate FTA Amendment Negotiations
South Korea: You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!
August 15, 2017
South Korea: You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!
On Liberation Day, let’s take note of Seoul’s many successes.
South Korea: You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!
South Korea’s Brain Drain
July 06, 2017
South Korea’s Brain Drain
Why so many young South Koreans think of their country as "hell."
South Korea’s Brain Drain
South Korea’s Chaebol Needn’t Fear Moon
June 19, 2017
South Korea’s Chaebol Needn’t Fear Moon
Despite campaign pledges, a precarious hold on parliament will make far-reaching reforms difficult to achieve.
South Korea’s Chaebol Needn’t Fear Moon
The Moon Administration, 1 Month In
June 10, 2017
The Moon Administration, 1 Month In
How is South Korea's new president faring thus far?
The Moon Administration, 1 Month In
South Korea’s 19th Presidential Election: Lessons Learned
May 13, 2017
South Korea’s 19th Presidential Election: Lessons Learned
Four lessons to be learned from the results that brought Moon Jae-in to the presidency.
South Korea’s 19th Presidential Election: Lessons Learned
Does Moon Jae-in’s Victory Herald a New Dawn for the Sunshine Policy?
May 10, 2017
Does Moon Jae-in’s Victory Herald a New Dawn for the Sunshine Policy?
The geopolitical context doesn't favor a direct return to the Sunshine Policy of 1998-2008.
Does Moon Jae-in’s Victory Herald a New Dawn for the Sunshine Policy?
Speaker Chung Sye-Kyun on South Korea's Political Crisis
January 06, 2017
Speaker Chung Sye-Kyun on South Korea's Political Crisis
Chung Sye-kyun, Speaker of the National Assembly, talks about "Choi-gate" and the future of Korea's foreign relations.
Speaker Chung Sye-Kyun on South Korea's Political Crisis
A Tough Task for South Korea's Interim Government
December 16, 2016
A Tough Task for South Korea's Interim Government
With President Park impeached, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn assumes the reins. He has his work cut out for him.
A Tough Task for South Korea's Interim Government
South Korea's Reform Crisis
November 21, 2016
South Korea's Reform Crisis
South Korea's much-needed economic reforms have faded from discussion, thanks to a sensational political scandal.
South Korea's Reform Crisis
Can South Korea Capitalize on a Second Middle East Boom?
August 25, 2016
Can South Korea Capitalize on a Second Middle East Boom?
South Korea hopes that the Middle East is the answer to economic woes, but Seoul will have to tread carefully.
Can South Korea Capitalize on a Second Middle East Boom?
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