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To attract the crème de la crème, South Korea floats immigration shakeup
Analysis

To attract the crème de la crème, South Korea floats immigration shakeup

Yoon administration faces uphill battle to reverse demographic trends and change public perceptions about foreigners

To attract the crème de la crème, South Korea floats immigration shakeup
James FretwellJames Fretwell June 20, 2022
An age of economic technocrats arrives in South Korea
Analysis

An age of economic technocrats arrives in South Korea

Yoon Suk-yeol has picked experienced officials for top posts, boding well for policy but raising risk of groupthink

An age of economic technocrats arrives in South Korea
Justin YeoJustin Yeo June 16, 2022
Why inflation is finally spiking in South Korea, months after the US
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Why inflation is finally spiking in South Korea, months after the US

Different factors have driven rising prices in two countries, increasing likelihood of economic slowdown

Why inflation is finally spiking in South Korea, months after the US
Peter WardPeter Ward June 15, 2022
How Biden’s ‘Buy American’ rule harms the US-South Korea alliance
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How Biden’s ‘Buy American’ rule harms the US-South Korea alliance

Allies have pledged to look for ways to keep trade barriers from impacting defense, but domestic politics is an obstacle

How Biden’s ‘Buy American’ rule harms the US-South Korea alliance
John LeeJohn Lee June 14, 2022
Why Iron Dome and an aircraft carrier provide limited benefits for South Korea
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Why Iron Dome and an aircraft carrier provide limited benefits for South Korea

Bruce Bennett explains logic of ROK’s military development and how it sells advanced capabilities at lower cost than US

Why Iron Dome and an aircraft carrier provide limited benefits for South Korea
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll June 13, 2022
Arming Kyiv: Ukraine gives South Korea a chance to prove it’s a world player
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Arming Kyiv: Ukraine gives South Korea a chance to prove it’s a world player

Provision of military aid would bolster international opposition to unwarranted aggression, both in Europe and Asia

Arming Kyiv: Ukraine gives South Korea a chance to prove it’s a world player
James FretwellJames Fretwell June 9, 2022
How South Korea’s exclusive press clubs undermine democracy
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How South Korea’s exclusive press clubs undermine democracy

Close ties between media and government inhibit hard-hitting reporting and compromise journalism's watchdog role

How South Korea’s exclusive press clubs undermine democracy
Sooyoung OhSooyoung Oh June 8, 2022
South Korea’s demographic crisis could be Yoon Suk-yeol’s biggest challenge
Analysis

South Korea’s demographic crisis could be Yoon Suk-yeol’s biggest challenge

Super-low birth rate poised to reduce workforce and undermine national defense without major policy changes

South Korea’s demographic crisis could be Yoon Suk-yeol’s biggest challenge
Euy Suk KwonEuy Suk Kwon | Markus Bell June 7, 2022
Weighing South Korea’s options for improving its missile defenses
Analysis

Weighing South Korea’s options for improving its missile defenses

Seoul needs farsighted policy to respond to North Korean weapons threats while also managing ties with China

Weighing South Korea’s options for improving its missile defenses
Joel Petersson IvreJoel Petersson Ivre June 6, 2022
Local election defeat a reckoning for South Korean liberals on gender issues
Analysis

Local election defeat a reckoning for South Korean liberals on gender issues

Democratic Party has clung to outmoded politics while failing to take stand on social issues, driving away young women

Local election defeat a reckoning for South Korean liberals on gender issues
Jumin LeeJumin Lee June 2, 2022