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December 01, 2022
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.
October 05, 2020
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.
August 18, 2020
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.
July 25, 2020
A ‘Shoe Revolution’ in South Korea?
By Tae-jun Kang
Why are South Korean protesters throwing shoes into the air?
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 26, 2017
Why Are South Korean Politics So Messy?
By Jin Kai
Exploring the six enduring features of Korean politics.
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.
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.
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.
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