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Have South Korean Conservatives Made a Full Comeback?
October 14, 2021

Have South Korean Conservatives Made a Full Comeback?

By James Park
The People Power Party's makeover has come a long way, but there are still some hurdles to overcome to compete with the progressives.

Afghanistan Crisis Reignites South Korea’s Refugee Debate
October 02, 2021

Afghanistan Crisis Reignites South Korea’s Refugee Debate

By Seoho Lee and Natalia Slavney
As South Korea admits Afghans as “special contributors,” the country remains divided over refugees.
Anti-China Sentiment and South Korea’s Presidential Race
September 21, 2021

Anti-China Sentiment and South Korea’s Presidential Race

By Thomas Chan and Seong Hyeon Choi
How will souring perceptions of China affect South Korea’s next election and its future foreign policy?

The Trouble With South Korea’s ‘Fake News’ Law
August 26, 2021

The Trouble With South Korea’s ‘Fake News’ Law

By James Constant
South Korea may be the only liberal democracy using a “fake news” law to target large traditional media companies.

Can a 36-Year-Old Leader Transform South Korea’s Conservative Party?
July 14, 2021

Can a 36-Year-Old Leader Transform South Korea’s Conservative Party?

By Mitch Shin
Lee Jun-seok’s fate will hinge on the PPP’s performance in the presidential election.

South Korea’s 2022 Presidential Race Is Taking Shape
July 08, 2021

South Korea’s 2022 Presidential Race Is Taking Shape

By Jenna Gibson
Candidate have begun to officially declare their ambitions. Here are the names to know.

7 Years After Sewol Ferry Disaster, Bereaved Families Still Urge Government to Reveal the Truth
April 16, 2021

7 Years After Sewol Ferry Disaster, Bereaved Families Still Urge Government to Reveal the Truth

By Mitch Shin
Four years into a new presidential administration that promised transparency, families say key questions still remain shrouded in mystery.  
Why Did Young South Koreans Ditch the Democratic Party and President Moon?
April 09, 2021

Why Did Young South Koreans Ditch the Democratic Party and President Moon?

By Seoho Lee
In the crucial by-elections, young voters turned away from the ruling party they once supported. What happened?

Seoul and Busan Mayor By-Elections Spell Trouble for President Moon
April 08, 2021

Seoul and Busan Mayor By-Elections Spell Trouble for President Moon

By Mitch Shin
The ruling Democratic Party failed to keep the mayor positions in the country’s two biggest cities in by-elections on Wednesday. 

The Politics of South Korea’s ‘China Threat’
April 05, 2021

The Politics of South Korea’s ‘China Threat’

By Dongwoo Kim
Amid growing anti-Chinese sentiment in South Korea, there is a mismatch between the popular will and Seoul’s foreign policy.

Land Speculation Scandal Grips South Korea
March 26, 2021

Land Speculation Scandal Grips South Korea

By Jenna Gibson
Amid soaring housing prices, allegations that officials used insider information to grab land sparked public outrage.
South Korea’s Largest Internet Portal Shuts Down Controversial Trending Searches Chart
February 11, 2021

South Korea’s Largest Internet Portal Shuts Down Controversial Trending Searches Chart

By Jenna Gibson
Naver will shutter the feature, which has been subject to economic and political manipulation in the past.

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