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Yoon Comment Sparks Diplomatic Row Between South Korea, Iran
January 20, 2023

Yoon Comment Sparks Diplomatic Row Between South Korea, Iran

By Kim Tong-hyung
President Yoon Suk-yeol's comments describing Iran as the “enemy” of the UAE during a trip to that country triggered a diplomatic spat.

People Power Party Changes Voting Rules Ahead of Chair Election
January 18, 2023

People Power Party Changes Voting Rules Ahead of Chair Election

By Chelsie Alexandre and Mitch Shin
South Korea’s ruling conservative party has amended its charter to only allow votes from PPP members in selecting new party leadership.
Yoon Says North Korea Poses ‘Serious Threat’
January 11, 2023

Yoon Says North Korea Poses ‘Serious Threat’

By Mitch Shin
In an interview with the Associated Press, the South Korean president called Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal a direct threat to the South.

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Pardoned by Yoon
January 04, 2023

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Pardoned by Yoon

By Chelsie Alexandre
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s latest round of pardons – including the release of Lee – sparked a wave of criticism.

Dogs Gifted by North’s Kim Jong Un Resettle in South Korean Zoo
December 12, 2022

Dogs Gifted by North’s Kim Jong Un Resettle in South Korean Zoo

By Hyung-jin Kim
The dogs officially belong to the state, but former President Moon had taken them home before giving them up amid a dispute over financial support.

South Korea’s Government Accused of Violating Labor Rights Amid Truckers’ Strike
December 08, 2022

South Korea’s Government Accused of Violating Labor Rights Amid Truckers’ Strike

By Chelsie Alexandre
The disruption caused by the truckers’ strike has led to an aggressive response from the Yoon administration, with no signs of successful negotiation. 

South Korea’s Sideline Diplomacy at the ASEAN and G20 Meetings
November 17, 2022

South Korea’s Sideline Diplomacy at the ASEAN and G20 Meetings

By Andrew Yeo
After a series of gaffes on its last round of international trips, the Yoon administration seems to have hit its diplomatic stride at the ASEAN and G-20 summits.
South and North Korea at Risk of New Crisis
November 14, 2022

South and North Korea at Risk of New Crisis

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito

The Future of the Kaesong Industrial Complex and Liberal Peace on the Korean Peninsula
November 11, 2022

The Future of the Kaesong Industrial Complex and Liberal Peace on the Korean Peninsula

By Hyo Joon Chang
Has the time finally arrived to confirm that the KIC is a dead project or does it have a future?

South Korea’s President Yoon Criticized for Banning Broadcaster From Plane
November 11, 2022

South Korea’s President Yoon Criticized for Banning Broadcaster From Plane

By Kim Tong-Hyung
MBC, the broadcaster at the center of an earlier “hot mic” scandal, was barred from joining the press pool traveling with Yoon to Southeast Asia.

Rising Backlash Against Gender Equality in South Korea Undermines Stability
October 28, 2022

Rising Backlash Against Gender Equality in South Korea Undermines Stability

By Sumin Lee and Valerie M. Hudson
South Korea’s U-turn on the value of gender equality is especially concerning in light of copious research finding that gender inequality undermines national security.
President Yoon’s Office and Party Threaten South Korean Broadcaster
September 30, 2022

President Yoon’s Office and Party Threaten South Korean Broadcaster

By Mitch Shin
Days after using “freedom” 21 times in his debut at the U.N. General Assembly, Yoon is now harming the freedom of press in his country. 

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