July 24, 2024
Analysis

After Sue Mi Terry, South Korea debates need for crackdown on foreign influence

Broad scope of proposed ROK version of FARA risks turning law into political weapon and straining alliances

John LeeJohn LeeJuly 24, 2024

ANALYSIS, OPINION & MORE

Briefings

Newly-elected ruling party leader will emerge as a challenge and asset for Yoon

Newly-elected ruling party leader will emerge as a challenge and asset for Yoon

Han Dong-hoon might challenge president’s authority, but independent stance may shield Yoon from impeachment

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KOREA PROJuly 24, 2024
Analysis

How a leadership crisis is undermining South Korea’s human rights watchdog

How a leadership crisis is undermining South Korea’s human rights watchdog

Turmoil at NHRCK has shone light on political appointment process that risks undermining principles its meant to uphold

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Raphael RashidJuly 23, 2024
Briefings

Biden exits 2024 race, passes torch to Vice President Kamala Harris

Biden exits 2024 race, passes torch to Vice President Kamala Harris

Potential Harris administration will likely lead to continuity in U.S. security and economic policies toward South Korea

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KOREA PROJuly 23, 2024
Analysis

Bribery, influence and diplomacy: Uncovering parallels in US-ROK relations

Bribery, influence and diplomacy: Uncovering parallels in US-ROK relations

Koreagate’s legacy suggests that South Korea’s campaign to influence the U.S. may extend beyond Sue Mi Terry

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Benjamin A. EngelJuly 22, 2024
PODCASTS
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Nuclear energy, Trump assassination attempt, Sue Mi Terry indicted — Ep. 30

Jeongmin and John discuss recent global events impacting South Korea and preview the upcoming PPP leadership race

President Yoon Suk-yeol at NATO, employment high and party drama — Ep. 29

Jeongmin and John discuss Yoon’s NATO meetings, labor ministry data and Han Dong-hoon’s leadership bid

US-South Korea alliance: Resilience amid change with David Kang — Ep. 28

USC Professor David Kang on how the allies navigate challenges from nuclearization to trade amid political shifts

Economic challenges, retiring boomers and a controversial ambassador — Ep. 27

Jeongmin and John unpack South Korea’s economic vulnerabilities and discuss the impact of an aging population

Opposition wins committee leadership, lithium factory fire tragedy — Ep. 26

Jeongmin and John discuss domestic politics and a deadly industrial accident that took the lives of dozens of workers

Russia-DPRK ties, Seoul-Beijing talks, ROK arms exports — Ep. 25

Jeongmin and John analyze Putin’s visit to North Korea, 2+2 talks with China and Seoul’s defense industry expansion

Briefings

South Korean companies affected by global IT outage, but damage less severe

South Korean companies affected by global IT outage, but damage less severe

Presidential office attributes limited impact to domestic IT infrastructure, but concerns over vulnerabilities persist

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KOREA PROJuly 22, 2024
Analysis

Alarm as illegal fentanyl sale grips South Korean youth, fueling addiction

Alarm as illegal fentanyl sale grips South Korean youth, fueling addiction

Experts call for comprehensive approach to tackle growing problem as government cracks down on over-prescription

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Joon Ha ParkJuly 19, 2024
Podcast

Nuclear energy, Trump assassination attempt, Sue Mi Terry indicted — Ep. 30

Nuclear energy, Trump assassination attempt, Sue Mi Terry indicted — Ep. 30

Jeongmin and John discuss recent global events impacting South Korea and preview the upcoming PPP leadership race

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KOREA PROJuly 19, 2024
Briefings

South Korea secures Czech nuclear deal, boosting Yoon’s energy export pledge

South Korea secures Czech nuclear deal, boosting Yoon’s energy export pledge

Ongoing intellectual property dispute and potential Trump return pose challenges to Seoul’s expansion plans in Europe

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KOREA PROJuly 19, 2024
Analysis

Why frontrunner for South Korea’s ruling party leader is distancing from Yoon

Why frontrunner for South Korea’s ruling party leader is distancing from Yoon

People Power Party splits into factions ahead of the leadership vote next week as Han Dong-hoon leads the race

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Jeongmin KimJuly 18, 2024
Briefings

Indictment of ex-CIA analyst for South Korea ties raises concerns

Indictment of ex-CIA analyst for South Korea ties raises concerns

The indictment could chill Korea-focused think tanks and complicate South Korea’s lobbying efforts in the US

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KOREA PROJuly 18, 2024
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