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South Korea’s Cho Kuk Saga Ends
October 16, 2019

South Korea’s Cho Kuk Saga Ends

By Jenna Gibson
Justice Minister Cho Kuk stepped down after months of controversy and weeks of protests.

South Korea Divided Over Nomination of Controversial Justice Minister
September 14, 2019

South Korea Divided Over Nomination of Controversial Justice Minister

By Tae-jun Kang
The polarization from Cho Kuk's nomination threatens to hang over Korean politics for a while.
South Korean Government and Prosecutors Clash Over Justice Minister Nominee
September 07, 2019

South Korean Government and Prosecutors Clash Over Justice Minister Nominee

By Tae-jun Kang
The nominee for justice minister -- Cho Kuk -- is at the center of a growing list of allegations.

South Korean President Moon’s Mid-Term Review
June 07, 2019

South Korean President Moon’s Mid-Term Review

By Joshua Jervis
Moon’s declining popularity can be widely attributed to a rising domestic focus on his administration’s economic performance.

Darcie Draudt on President Moon's 2-Year Anniversary
May 01, 2019

Darcie Draudt on President Moon's 2-Year Anniversary

By Shannon Tiezzi
How is South Korea’s Moon Jae-in faring two years into his presidency?

Korean Progressives and Conservatives Split By-Election Spoils
April 04, 2019

Korean Progressives and Conservatives Split By-Election Spoils

By Kyle Pope and Adam Pepin-Hall
In by-elections this week, the LKP and the Justice Party each snagged a seat.

Social Media Manipulation of Public Opinion in Korean Elections
August 31, 2018

Social Media Manipulation of Public Opinion in Korean Elections

By Dylan Stent
KBS recently began publishing articles describing how South Korea political parties have manipulated public opinion with social media.
The Upcoming Inter-Korean Summit Raises the Stakes for Moon Jae-in
August 20, 2018

The Upcoming Inter-Korean Summit Raises the Stakes for Moon Jae-in

By Ankit Panda
The talks will have deep implications for the trajectory of this year’s remarkable turn towards diplomatic engagement with North Korea.

Assessing South Korea's Role as an Indo-Pacific Middle Power
July 12, 2018

Assessing South Korea's Role as an Indo-Pacific Middle Power

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
What's driving South Korean thinking about the future of Asia?

Seeing Through the Familiarity of the Inter-Korean Panmunjom Declaration
May 07, 2018

Seeing Through the Familiarity of the Inter-Korean Panmunjom Declaration

By Ankit Panda
How a ‘familiar’ summit put new life into the Korean peninsula’s hopes for peace.

Censorship Is a Bipartisan Pursuit in South Korea
April 12, 2018

Censorship Is a Bipartisan Pursuit in South Korea

By Geoffrey Fattig
The recent controversies should be viewed in light of South Korea’s long bipartisan history of censorship.
Lee Myung-bak: Between Justice and Political Retribution in South Korea
March 26, 2018

Lee Myung-bak: Between Justice and Political Retribution in South Korea

By Hyunmin Michael Kang
Another former president has been arrested in South Korea.

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