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South Korea Presidential Election: Moon Jae-in Claims Victory
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.

South Korea at a Crossroads
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.
South Korea’s Dangerous Leadership Vacuum
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.

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.

North Korea's Choice for the Next South Korean President
January 20, 2017

North Korea's Choice for the Next South Korean President

By John Power
Anyone but Ban Ki-moon, apparently.

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?

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's Ruling Party Splits
December 30, 2016

South Korea's Ruling Party Splits

By Bruce Harrison
Does the breakaway party herald South Korea’s new conservatism or simply a cosmetic defection?

Time for a Constitutional Change in South Korea?
December 24, 2016

Time for a Constitutional Change in South Korea?

By Bruce Harrison
In the wake of Park Geun-hye's downfall, some argue the time is right to change the role of the presidency.

Ban Ki-moon Keeps Presidential Option Open
May 26, 2016

Ban Ki-moon Keeps Presidential Option Open

By Elaine Ramirez
The UN secretary general leaves the door open for a presidential run in 2017.
South Korea Sizing up Presidential Options
May 12, 2016

South Korea Sizing up Presidential Options

By Elaine Ramirez

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