March 11, 2022
The Misplaced Male Anger That Drove the 2022 South Korean Presidential Race
By Nahee Kang and Ye Liu
Today’s young Koreans – both men and women – deserve better than Hell Chosun in one of the wealthiest and most promising economies.
March 10, 2022
Yoon Suk-yeol Becomes South Korea’s President-Elect
By Mitch Shin
The narrowest margin of victory in South Korea’s history showed how the country is divided in yesterday’s election.
March 04, 2022
South Korean Presidential Candidates Accused of Politicizing Ukraine War
By Da-sol Goh
Both Lee Jae-myung and Yoon Suk-yeol were forced to apologize after making controversial remarks about the Russian invasion.
March 01, 2022
South Korea’s Nastiest Presidential Election
By Hyung-A Kim
In an election where both candidates are fighting scandals and a lack of public trust, South Koreans face a difficult choice.
February 18, 2022
South Korea’s Presidential Election: The Big Picture
Karl Friedhoff, Sang Kim, and Lee Sook-Jong on the issues driving South Korea's big election, and the implications for Korean politics and society.
November 05, 2021
Yoon Suk-yeol Wins People Power Party’s Presidential Primary
By Mitch Shin
South Korea’s main opposition party picked a former prosecutor general in the Moon administration as its presidential candidate on Friday.
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.
July 14, 2020
Seoul Mayor’s Death Sets Critical Test for South Korea’s Ruling Party in 2021
By Cory Bisbee
Next year’s by-elections will be unusually important – for the Democratic Party and for the current frontrunner to succeed President Moon Jae-in.
May 10, 2017
South Korea Presidential Election: Moon Jae-in Claims Victory
By Catherine Putz
Exit polls and the count so far indicate that the Democratic Party's Moon will be South Korea's next leader.
February 24, 2017
South Korea at a Crossroads
By Steven Denney
As a president’s fate hangs in the balance, South Korea is in a state of pervasive political uncertainty.
February 22, 2017
South Korea’s Dangerous Leadership Vacuum
By Benjamin Lee
South Korea’s ongoing political crisis is making it difficult to respond effectively to North Korean provocations.
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.