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South Korea at a Crossroads
February 24, 2017
South Korea at a Crossroads
As a president’s fate hangs in the balance, South Korea is in a state of pervasive political uncertainty.
South Korea at a Crossroads
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
The biggest scandal in South Korean history almost never made it to light.
The History of a Scandal: How South Korea's President Was Impeached
A Tough Task for South Korea's Interim Government
December 16, 2016
A Tough Task for South Korea's Interim Government
With President Park impeached, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn assumes the reins. He has his work cut out for him.
A Tough Task for South Korea's Interim Government
South Korean President Impeached
December 09, 2016
South Korean President Impeached
The National Assembly votes to impeach beleaguered President Park Geun-hye.
South Korean President Impeached
South Korean President Leaves Her Fate To Feuding Lawmakers
November 30, 2016
South Korean President Leaves Her Fate To Feuding Lawmakers
The embattled Park Geun-hye may be betting on political deadlock to deflect an impending impeachment motion.
South Korean President Leaves Her Fate To Feuding Lawmakers
How Is the Presidential Scandal Impacting South Korea's Diplomacy?
November 25, 2016
How Is the Presidential Scandal Impacting South Korea's Diplomacy?
The short-term fallout is limited, but Park's weakness at a time of geopolitical flux could have long-term consequences.
How Is the Presidential Scandal Impacting South Korea's Diplomacy?
Specter of Impeachment Grows for South Korea’s President
November 22, 2016
Specter of Impeachment Grows for South Korea’s President
After prosecutors name Park a "conspirator," oppositions parties start the paperwork to remove her from office.
Specter of Impeachment Grows for South Korea’s President
South Korea's President Lost the ‘Mandate of Heaven’
November 21, 2016
South Korea's President Lost the ‘Mandate of Heaven’
Whether Park Geun-hye steps down or not, most Koreans no longer see her as a legitimate leader.
South Korea's President Lost the ‘Mandate of Heaven’
South Korea's Reform Crisis
November 21, 2016
South Korea's Reform Crisis
South Korea's much-needed economic reforms have faded from discussion, thanks to a sensational political scandal.
South Korea's Reform Crisis
South Korea's Million-Strong March
November 19, 2016
South Korea's Million-Strong March
Seoul's protesters are united not only in anger at their president, but in hope that their voices can force change.
South Korea's Million-Strong March
South Korea’s Corruption Culture
November 17, 2016
South Korea’s Corruption Culture
The emphasis on loyalty in South Korea’s executive culture is behind the recent corruption scandals.
South Korea’s Corruption Culture
South Korea: People Power Backs Left Into a Corner
November 08, 2016
South Korea: People Power Backs Left Into a Corner
Giving the people what they want – Park's resignation – could backfire on South Korea's opposition.
South Korea: People Power Backs Left Into a Corner
Will the Saenuri Party Survive Park's Scandal?
November 05, 2016
Will the Saenuri Party Survive Park's Scandal?
South Korea's embattled president might take her party down with her.
Will the Saenuri Party Survive Park's Scandal?
Choi-Gate: South Korean President Cleans out Cabinet, Public Not Assuaged
November 05, 2016
Choi-Gate: South Korean President Cleans out Cabinet, Public Not Assuaged
Subjecting herself to an investigation but refusing to step down, a humiliated Park Geun-hye all but admits defeat.
Choi-Gate: South Korean President Cleans out Cabinet, Public Not Assuaged
Strategic Implications of South Korea’s Political Scandal
November 03, 2016
Strategic Implications of South Korea’s Political Scandal
The Choi Soon-sil scandal will have serious repercussions for strategic issues such as THAAD and Japan-ROK cooperation.
Strategic Implications of South Korea’s Political Scandal
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