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Week of Tit-for-Tat Missile Tests on Korean Peninsula
September 16, 2021

Week of Tit-for-Tat Missile Tests on Korean Peninsula

By Steven Stashwick
North and South Korea both test new missiles, including a new South Korean submarine-launched missile.

South Korea’s Traffic Violence Epidemic
September 10, 2021

South Korea’s Traffic Violence Epidemic

By Sam Macdonald
Korean pedestrians die at a rate three times higher than the OECD average.
The Quest for Strategic Balance and South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Conundrum
August 13, 2021

The Quest for Strategic Balance and South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Conundrum

By Wongi Choe
Seoul is walking a fine line, carefully calibrating its cooperation with U.S. initiatives in the Indo-Pacific.

No End in Sight for South Korea’s Aviation Emissions
August 12, 2021

No End in Sight for South Korea’s Aviation Emissions

By Sam Macdonald
South Korea could begin achieving emissions reductions with a ban on building new airports or a ban on short-haul flights. But both seem unlikely.

South Korea to Release Samsung Scion on Parole
August 10, 2021

South Korea to Release Samsung Scion on Parole

By Kim Tong-hyung
Lee Jae-yong, who has been imprisoned since January, runs the Samsung group.

Facing $11B Tax Bill, Samsung Heirs Donate Massive Art Trove
April 29, 2021

Facing $11B Tax Bill, Samsung Heirs Donate Massive Art Trove

By Kim Tong-hyung
The family plans to donate 23,000 art pieces from Lee's personal collection to two state-run museums.

Iran Frees South Korean Ship Held Amid Dispute Over Funds
April 09, 2021

Iran Frees South Korean Ship Held Amid Dispute Over Funds

By Isabel Debre and Jon Gambrel
South Korea's Foreign Ministry said Iran released the tanker and its captain after seizing the vessel in January. 
Suh Wook’s India Trip: Boost to India-South Korea Defense Ties
April 01, 2021

Suh Wook’s India Trip: Boost to India-South Korea Defense Ties

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Defense relations between India and South Korea are deepening. 

Why South Korea’s Aircraft Carrier Makes Sense
March 27, 2021

Why South Korea’s Aircraft Carrier Makes Sense

By Jihoon Yu and Erik French
Critics argue the carrier is a costly distraction, too vulnerable to be useful. They’re wrong.

Korean American K-pop Stars Promote Mental Health Awareness
February 10, 2021

Korean American K-pop Stars Promote Mental Health Awareness

By Associated Press
Many recording artists struggle to cope with the trappings of fame, made more difficult by the perception of mental health as taboo topic.

At War Online: South Korea and China
December 24, 2020

At War Online: South Korea and China

By Troy Stangarone
On the battlefields of social media, conflicts between citizens of China and South Korea are increasingly common.
Part-time Workers in South Korea Out of Luck
December 22, 2020

Part-time Workers in South Korea Out of Luck

By Mitch Shin
With the number of new cases rising, employers are asking part-time workers to furlough indefinitely. 

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