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Yoon Suk-yeol

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South Korea’s New Ambassador to Australia Is a Scourge for the Ruling Party

South Korea’s New Ambassador to Australia Is a Scourge for the Ruling Party

By Eunwoo Lee
The Yoon administration is losing more hearts and minds ahead of the general elections.
South Korea’s Press Freedom Under Fire

South Korea’s Press Freedom Under Fire

By Heesoo Jang
South Korea is on the brink of one of its most critical elections, amid an intensifying assault on press freedom.

South Korea in Political Disarray Ahead of the April Parliamentary Elections

South Korea in Political Disarray Ahead of the April Parliamentary Elections

By Hyung-A Kim
Both President Yoon and his PPP and the opposition Democratic Party face leadership struggles and public backlash. 

President Yoon Finally Addresses the First Lady’s Dior Pouch Controversy

President Yoon Finally Addresses the First Lady’s Dior Pouch Controversy

By Eunwoo Lee
The pre-taped interview, timed for the Lunar New Year holiday, did little to assuage public anger and questions about Kim Keon-hee's political role.

South Korean President Reiterates That Seoul Will Not Seek Its Own Nuclear Deterrent

South Korean President Reiterates That Seoul Will Not Seek Its Own Nuclear Deterrent

By Kim Tong-hyung
Ultimately, Yoon said, acquiring nuclear weapons isn't a realistic option as the ensuing sanctions would ruin the country’s trade-dependent economy.
Relitigating the Past: How to Overcome Recent Court Cases and Strengthen the Japan-South Korea Relationship 

Relitigating the Past: How to Overcome Recent Court Cases and Strengthen the Japan-South Korea Relationship 

By Cornelius Cornelssen
Two recent legal rulings in South Korea are once again threatening to unravel the relationship.

Preventing a Worst-Case Scenario on the Korean Peninsula

Preventing a Worst-Case Scenario on the Korean Peninsula

By James Park
Pyongyang’s increased hostility and Seoul’s unyielding posture have set the stage for 2024 to be a dangerous year.
Can Han Dong-hoon Unite and Lead South Korea’s Ruling Party? 

Can Han Dong-hoon Unite and Lead South Korea’s Ruling Party? 

By Kenji Yoshida and Jason Morgan
Former Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon is the PPP's new leader, but it remains to be seen whether he can step out from President Yoon's shadow.

An Interview With Song Young-gil, South Korea’s Other Opposition Leader

An Interview With Song Young-gil, South Korea’s Other Opposition Leader

By Kenji Yoshida and Joseph Yi
“If I end up creating a new party, the objective will be to oust President Yoon,” says the former Democratic Party head.

South Korea’s Failed World Expo Bid Sparks President Yoon’s First Apology

South Korea’s Failed World Expo Bid Sparks President Yoon’s First Apology

By Eunwoo Lee
Busan’s wildly unsuccessful bid to host World Expo 2030 unnerved the government and voters alike.

South Korea’s Surprisingly Successful China Policy

South Korea’s Surprisingly Successful China Policy

By Derek Grossman
Despite talking tough on Beijing, President Yoon Suk-yeol has helped stabilize the two nations' relationship.
Will Lee Jun-seok Be the Wild Card in South Korea’s General Election? 

Will Lee Jun-seok Be the Wild Card in South Korea’s General Election? 

By Jason Morgan and Kenji Yoshida
The popular former party chair could rescue the ruling PPP’s chances next April – or he could torpedo the conservative party’s odds.

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