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NATO’s Madrid Summit and the Interlinkages Between European and Asian Security
June 29, 2022

NATO’s Madrid Summit and the Interlinkages Between European and Asian Security

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Why are the leaders of Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Japan heading to a NATO summit?

Seoul: No Evidence Slain Official Tried to Defect to North Korea
June 16, 2022

Seoul: No Evidence Slain Official Tried to Defect to North Korea

By Hyung-jin Kim
Disclosing confidential documents about the man's death was a campaign promise by current President Yoon Suk Yeol.
Will BTS Join the Real Army?
May 03, 2022

Will BTS Join the Real Army?

By Brandon Valeriano and Aleydis Nissen
BTS joining the Korean military is a compulsory obligation, one with increased meaning as tension builds on the Korean Peninsula and around the world.

How to Strengthen South Korea-US Cooperation on Combatting Cyber-enabled Financial Crime
March 25, 2022

How to Strengthen South Korea-US Cooperation on Combatting Cyber-enabled Financial Crime

By Jason Bartlett
The U.S. and South Korea each possess unique strengths in combatting cyber-enabled financial crime, but their true joint potential is largely untapped. 

South Korea’s Self-Employment Crisis
March 12, 2022

South Korea’s Self-Employment Crisis

By Eunwoo Lee
Amid online shopping bonanzas and anti-COVID measures, one-person business owners and self-employed subcontractors have suffered.

The Misplaced Male Anger That Drove the 2022 South Korean Presidential Race
March 11, 2022

The Misplaced Male Anger That Drove the 2022 South Korean Presidential Race

By Nahee Kang and Ye Liu
Today’s young Koreans – both men and women – deserve better than Hell Chosun in one of the wealthiest and most promising economies.

This Is South Korea’s K-pop Soft Power Moment
February 16, 2022

This Is South Korea’s K-pop Soft Power Moment

By Brandon Valeriano and Aleydis Nissen
K-pop offers something different to the nationalism projected by China and the territorial politics of exclusion. 
South Korea’s Constant Struggle With Digital Sex Crimes 
January 26, 2022

South Korea’s Constant Struggle With Digital Sex Crimes 

By Jason Bartlett
Weak legal mechanisms to punish sex offenders who use digital means, like cameras, contributes to the repetition of familiar and troubling crimes.

Bio-tracked, Mistreated, Hog-tied: Immigration Detention in East Asia in 2021
December 30, 2021

Bio-tracked, Mistreated, Hog-tied: Immigration Detention in East Asia in 2021

By Surabhi Chopra and Chloe Fung
Governments in Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea routinely detain migrants in closed custodial institutions.

South Korea and US Agree on Draft End-of-War Declaration ‘In Principle’
December 29, 2021

South Korea and US Agree on Draft End-of-War Declaration ‘In Principle’

By Mitch Shin
South Korea says it has agreed, in principle, with the U.S. on a draft end-of-war declaration, but North Korea has continued to refuse to participate. 

K-pop Fandom’s Climate Change Rebellion
December 27, 2021

K-pop Fandom’s Climate Change Rebellion

By Mai Anna Pressley
Socially conscious K-pop fans are demanding more from South Korean entertainment companies. Can this lead to meaningful adoption of environmental policies in the industry?
Can Technology Solve Hambak Village’s Littering Problem?
December 27, 2021

Can Technology Solve Hambak Village’s Littering Problem?

By Hai Ri Jeon
South Korea’s emphasis on top-down growth has prioritized technological advancement over sustainability, and tends to exacerbate social inequality.

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