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Why Are Street Protests So Common in South Korea?
August 15, 2019

Why Are Street Protests So Common in South Korea?

By Drananda Rohimone and Grant Wyeth
South Korea’s culture of protest is a reflection of an engaged public.

South Korea's Authoritarian Past Echoes in Controversial Document
July 15, 2018

South Korea's Authoritarian Past Echoes in Controversial Document

By Clint Work
Seoul will be investigating a controversial plan to mobilize soldiers if protests against former president Park got out of hand.
Strife in South Korea Over Politics in Public Broadcasting
September 15, 2017

Strife in South Korea Over Politics in Public Broadcasting

By Hyunmin Michael Kang
Accusations of political bias run rampant, with two broadcasting unions going on strike.

The Turning Point for South Korean Democracy
June 27, 2017

The Turning Point for South Korean Democracy

By Chris Carothers
South Korea's youth were famous for being politically apathetic. Not anymore.

Why Are South Korean Politics So Messy?
May 26, 2017

Why Are South Korean Politics So Messy?

By Jin Kai
Exploring the six enduring features of Korean politics.

Park Geun-hye's Impeachment, Through the Eyes of a Korean Millennial
March 20, 2017

Park Geun-hye's Impeachment, Through the Eyes of a Korean Millennial

By Youngbean Kim
Park Geun-hye's political scandal inspired a generation of students to political action.

The History of a Scandal: How South Korea's President Was Impeached
January 24, 2017

The History of a Scandal: How South Korea's President Was Impeached

By Justin Fendos
The biggest scandal in South Korean history almost never made it to light.
South Korea Deports US Anti-THAAD Activists
July 27, 2016

South Korea Deports US Anti-THAAD Activists

By John Power
The Korean-Americans are denied entry to South Korea, where they were planning on joining protests against THAAD.

South Korea's Labor Protests Weren't an Aberration
December 11, 2015

South Korea's Labor Protests Weren't an Aberration

By Steven Denney
South Korea's labor protests should come as no surprise -- and you can expect more to follow.

South Korean President Compares Protesters to ISIS
November 27, 2015

South Korean President Compares Protesters to ISIS

By John Power
South Korea's Park Geun-hye warns that anti-government protests could be infiltrated by "terrorist elements."

Korea's Latest High-Altitude Protest Targets Kia Motors
June 27, 2015

Korea's Latest High-Altitude Protest Targets Kia Motors

By Steven Denney
Two workers are protesting what they call illegal labor practices by Kia Motors.
This South Korean's High-Altitude Protest Just Broke a Record
May 27, 2015

This South Korean's High-Altitude Protest Just Broke a Record

By Steven Denney
Ja Gwang-ho's chimney-top sit-in is the latest in a storied tradition of high-profile labor protests in South Korea.

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