The Paradox of South Korea’s Presidential Approval Rating
By Hyeonjong Min
Despite persistently high approval ratings, former President Moon did not pursue major reforms. President Yoon, with low numbers, is promising to do just that.
The Japan-South Korea Thaw Is Far From a Done Deal
By Jio Kamata
Japan's Kishida and South Korea's Yoon are ready to mend relations, but both leaders face problems back home.
South Koreans Have the World’s Most Negative Views of China. Why?
By Richard Q. Turcsanyi and Esther E. Song
The explanation goes well beyond the oft-mentioned THAAD dispute.
How Much Are South Koreans Willing to Pay Toward the US Alliance?
By Timothy S. Rich, Maggie Fields, Kierigan McEvoy, and Joe Black
South Koreans are generally supportive toward hosting U.S. troops, but their preferred cost-sharing levels are below what Seoul already pays.
Do South Koreans Support a Peace Treaty With the North?
By Timothy S. Rich
A recent survey finds a majority of Koreans approve of the idea -- even among supporters of President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol.
Afghanistan Crisis Reignites South Korea’s Refugee Debate
By Seoho Lee and Natalia Slavney
As South Korea admits Afghans as “special contributors,” the country remains divided over refugees.
South Korea’s Weakening Consensus on Unification
By Dylan Stent
Support for unification has been weakening for a while. Will changing attitudes be reflected in the next presidential administration?
Anti-China Sentiment and South Korea’s Presidential Race
By Thomas Chan and Seong Hyeon Choi
How will souring perceptions of China affect South Korea’s next election and its future foreign policy?
South Korea Shows Bipartisan Support for US Anti-Racism Protests
By Kyle Ferrier
Major newspapers from across South Korea's political divide have found common ground on the U.S. demonstrations after George Floyd's murder.
Public Anger Swells in South Korea Over Coronavirus Outbreak
By Tae-jun Kang
South Koreans are growing increasingly irate toward President Moon’s handling of the epidemic.
South Korean Conservatives: What Now?
By Steven Denney
Can South Korea’s once-strong right recover from damaging scandals and infighting?
Can South Korea’s 2 Main Parties Learn From Each Other?
By Tae-jun Kang
The Liberty Korea Party and Democratic Party have adopted opposite approaches to public scandals, both with mixed results.