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The Paradox of South Korea’s Presidential Approval Rating 

The Paradox of South Korea’s Presidential Approval Rating 

By Hyeonjong Min
Despite persistently high approval ratings, former President Moon did not pursue major reforms. President Yoon, with low numbers, is promising to do just that.
1 Year After Itaewon Crowd Crush, Victims’ Families Demand a Special Investigation

1 Year After Itaewon Crowd Crush, Victims’ Families Demand a Special Investigation

By Hyung-Jin Kim
No top-level officials have been held accountable for the crowd crush that killed 159 people during Halloween celebrations.

Can Yoon Suk-yeol Break South Korea’s Decades-Old Political Curse? 

Can Yoon Suk-yeol Break South Korea’s Decades-Old Political Curse? 

By Jason Morgan and Kenji Yoshida
Will the prosecutor-turned-president resist the temptation to target his predecessor with legal investigations in a bid to shore up his political base?

Amid Legal Troubles, Lee Jae-myung Tightens Grip on South Korea’s Opposition Party

Amid Legal Troubles, Lee Jae-myung Tightens Grip on South Korea’s Opposition Party

By Eunwoo Lee
South Korean politics is becoming messier as the proxy war between Lee and President Yoon continues.

Does Japan’s Kishida Fumio Deserve the ‘Profiles in Courage’ Award?

Does Japan’s Kishida Fumio Deserve the ‘Profiles in Courage’ Award?

By Jio Kamata
So far, South Korea's President Yoon has been more proactive in advancing the relationship – and more willing to tolerate political risks at home.
South Korean Lawmakers Vote to Lift Opposition Leader’s Immunity to Arrest

South Korean Lawmakers Vote to Lift Opposition Leader’s Immunity to Arrest

By Kim Tong-hyung
Despite the Democratic Party's majority, lawmakers voted to allow the party’s chair, Lee Jae-myung, to be arrested amid several corruption investigations.

South Korea’s Semiconductor Funds Highlight a Partisan Battle

South Korea’s Semiconductor Funds Highlight a Partisan Battle

By Arrian Ebrahimi and Joon Kang
Should chip funds go to chaebols or underdogs? In South Korea, the question has taken on partisan undertones.
In Japan’s Neighbors, Fear and Frustration Over Radioactive Water Release

In Japan’s Neighbors, Fear and Frustration Over Radioactive Water Release

By Hyung-jin Kim
Many foreign experts said the water discharge will have a negligible impact on the environment and human health, but Japan’s neighbors remain worried.

Camp David Marked a ‘New Era’ in Japan-Korea-US Relations. Can It Endure?

Camp David Marked a ‘New Era’ in Japan-Korea-US Relations. Can It Endure?

By Troy Stangarone
Long-term institutionalization of trilateral cooperation can only truly take root after it has survived political transitions in the United States, South Korea, and Japan.

South Korea’s Yoon Calls for Strong Security Cooperation with US, Japan Ahead of Camp David Summit

South Korea’s Yoon Calls for Strong Security Cooperation with US, Japan Ahead of Camp David Summit

By Hyung-jin Kim
Yoon said the importance of Seoul-Washington-Tokyo security cooperation is growing on the Korean Peninsula and in the region.

South Korea’s Deepening Political Divide Is Mapping Onto Its Foreign Policy

South Korea’s Deepening Political Divide Is Mapping Onto Its Foreign Policy

By Jinwan Park
South Korea’s political parties have taken divergent stances on how Seoul should position itself amid intensifying China-U.S. rivalry
South Korea’s Yoon Pushes for Strong Resolve Against North’s Nuclear Ambitions at NATO Summit

South Korea’s Yoon Pushes for Strong Resolve Against North’s Nuclear Ambitions at NATO Summit

By Hyung-jin Kim
Yoon Suk-yeol will attend the annual NATO summit being held this year in Vilnius, Lithuania, on July 11-12 as part of a two-nation trip that includes a stop in Poland.

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