How South Korea’s Authoritarian Past Shapes Its Democracy
By Joan E. Cho
Understanding the weaknesses of South Korea’s democracy requires looking to the country’s authoritarian past.
South Korea Baffled by Stop-and-Search, Police Bus Walls During Protests
By Tae-jun Kang
Moves to disrupt anti-government protests were justified as a COVID-19 response measure, but many suspect a darker motivation.
South Korea Pastor Tests Positive Amid COVID-19 Spike at Seoul Church
By Associated Press
Rev. Jun Kwang-hun had participated in a thousands-strong anti-government protests two days before testing positive, raising fears of a massive outbreak in Seoul.
A ‘Shoe Revolution’ in South Korea?
By Tae-jun Kang
Why are South Korean protesters throwing shoes into the air?
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
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
By Hyunmin Michael Kang
Accusations of political bias run rampant, with two broadcasting unions going on strike.
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?
By Jin Kai
Exploring the six enduring features of Korean politics.
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
By Justin Fendos
The biggest scandal in South Korean history almost never made it to light.
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.