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South Korean Governor Jailed Over Opinion Rigging Scandal
January 31, 2019
South Korean Governor Jailed Over Opinion Rigging Scandal
Kim Kyoung-soo, an ally to President Moon, was found guilty of conspiring to manipulate online comments before the 2017 polls.
South Korean Governor Jailed Over Opinion Rigging Scandal
South Korea’s Online 'Bamboo Forests' Take Center Stage in #MeToo Movement
August 10, 2018
South Korea’s Online 'Bamboo Forests' Take Center Stage in #MeToo Movement
Online communities once used mostly for gossip have become central in victims coming out about sexual abuses.
South Korea’s Online 'Bamboo Forests' Take Center Stage in #MeToo Movement
Blame the Heat? South Korean President Moon’s Approval Rating Reaches Record Low
August 10, 2018
Blame the Heat? South Korean President Moon’s Approval Rating Reaches Record Low
President Moon's approval rate remains above 50 percent, but is at its lowest point since his 2017 inauguration.
Blame the Heat? South Korean President Moon’s Approval Rating Reaches Record Low
The Deeper Meaning of South Korea's Constitutional Debate
March 21, 2018
The Deeper Meaning of South Korea's Constitutional Debate
The political games behind South Korea’s constitutional amendment process are linked to old narratives.
The Deeper Meaning of South Korea's Constitutional Debate
Moon’s March 1 Address Pokes Sensitive Issues With Japan
March 01, 2018
Moon’s March 1 Address Pokes Sensitive Issues With Japan
For the first time in 11 years, the Dokdo/Takeshima dispute made its way into a South Korean president’s March 1 remarks.
Moon’s March 1 Address Pokes Sensitive Issues With Japan
Strife in South Korea Over Politics in Public Broadcasting
September 15, 2017
Strife in South Korea Over Politics in Public Broadcasting
Accusations of political bias run rampant, with two broadcasting unions going on strike.
Strife in South Korea Over Politics in Public Broadcasting
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 Presidential Election: Moon Jae-in Claims Victory
May 10, 2017
South Korea Presidential Election: Moon Jae-in Claims Victory
Exit polls and the count so far indicate that the Democratic Party's Moon will be South Korea's next leader.
South Korea Presidential Election: Moon Jae-in Claims Victory
Will Park Geun-hye Be Pardoned?
April 25, 2017
Will Park Geun-hye Be Pardoned?
If a pardon is made, the peaceful protests could change tone.
Will Park Geun-hye Be Pardoned?
North Korea in the Spotlight as South Korea’s Presidential Race Tightens
April 21, 2017
North Korea in the Spotlight as South Korea’s Presidential Race Tightens
As the North Korea threat grows, a dark horse consolidates support.
North Korea in the Spotlight as South Korea’s Presidential Race Tightens
South Korea's Impeached President Park Now Under Arrest
March 31, 2017
South Korea's Impeached President Park Now Under Arrest
Less than a month after losing her immunity, Park is detained on charges of bribery and abuse of power.
South Korea's Impeached President Park Now Under Arrest
Will Park Geun-hye Face Jail Time for the Choi-Gate Scandal?
February 24, 2017
Will Park Geun-hye Face Jail Time for the Choi-Gate Scandal?
Barring a political deal, Park looks likely to face prosecution if the Constitutional Court upholds her impeachment.
Will Park Geun-hye Face Jail Time for the Choi-Gate Scandal?
South Korea at a Crossroads
February 24, 2017
South Korea at a Crossroads
As a president’s fate hangs in the balance, South Korea is in a state of pervasive political uncertainty.
South Korea at a Crossroads
Interview: Thomas Byrne on the Future of the US-ROK Alliance
January 19, 2017
Interview: Thomas Byrne on the Future of the US-ROK Alliance
A conversation about prospects for the relationship amid domestic political changes in both countries.
Interview: Thomas Byrne on the Future of the US-ROK Alliance
Time for a Constitutional Change in South Korea?
December 24, 2016
Time for a Constitutional Change in South Korea?
In the wake of Park Geun-hye's downfall, some argue the time is right to change the role of the presidency.
Time for a Constitutional Change in South Korea?
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
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