May 20, 2024


Aidan Foster-Carter

Aidan Foster-Carter

Aidan Foster-Carter is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology and Modern Korea at Leeds University in England. Educated at Eton and Oxford, he taught sociology at the Universities of Hull, Dar es Salaam and Leeds from 1971 to 1997. Having followed Korean affairs since 1968, since 1997 he has been a full-time analyst and consultant on Korea: writing, lecturing and broadcasting for academic, business and policy audiences in the UK and worldwide.


Trade or die? South Korea’s stellar exports can’t keep up with fuel costs

ROK running like crazy just to stay still as it logs first trade deficit in more than a decade

Aidan Foster-CarterAidan Foster-CarterJanuary 11, 2023

Yoon and his critics both score foreign policy own goals

Voting no confidence in the foreign minister hardly helps ROK diplomacy

Aidan Foster-CarterAidan Foster-CarterSeptember 30, 2022

Op-ed: Latest raids on South Korean ministries more persecution than prosecution

ROK prosecutors are targeting former government for personnel changes even as Yoon does same, corroding good governance

Aidan Foster-CarterAidan Foster-CarterJuly 29, 2022