February 26, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jack Greenberg

Jack Greenberg

Jack Greenberg is a recipient of the Global Korea Scholarship, currently pursuing a master’s degree in International Peace and Security Studies at Korea University’s Graduate School of International Studies. Before moving to Korea, Jack worked as a Consultant at Deloitte Canada for five-and-a-half years in its Human Capital practice. He is currently interested in the history of South Korean housing and urban development and enjoys documenting the changing landscape of cities across the country in his free time. .

Analysis

Vietnam’s politics and bureaucracy complicate business partnerships with Korea

South Korea has heavily invested in Vietnamese market, but talent acquisition and lacking infrastructure create hurdles

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergFebruary 13, 2024
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How Gimpo’s potential merger with Seoul raises political stakes

The Gimpo-Seoul merger proposal spotlights the importance of Gyeonggi Province in South Korea’s power dynamics

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergNovember 13, 2023
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Yoon’s budget shifts South Korea’s economic strategy amid political tensions

Yoon administration prioritizes seniors with jobs and wage hikes, acknowledging their electoral weight

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergSeptember 29, 2023
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How sophisticated scams are jeopardizing South Korea’s unique housing system

Landlords have swindled tenants out of massive deposits, but efforts to counter fraud have left victims in limbo

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergMay 30, 2023
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South Korea pumps brakes on plans to overhaul rape laws despite calls for reform

Seoul emphasizes need for social consensus, but critics say unresponsive laws lead to impunity for sexual crimes

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergApril 13, 2023
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Yoon’s reforms set South Korean government and labor unions on collision course

Fight over unions risks disrupting business and infringing on right to organize, but could improve transparency

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergMarch 28, 2023
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South Korea faces scrutiny over handling of cross-border child abductions

Weak law enforcement has left parents in legal limbo after their former spouses took their children to Korea

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergFebruary 22, 2023
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How lack of redevelopment provided tinder for a fire in Seoul’s last shantytown

Political disputes have left Guryong Village residents to face poverty and the elements despite ROK’s economic success

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergJanuary 23, 2023
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How hate and prejudice make immigrants think twice about moving to South Korea

Seoul hopes to attract foreign workers to bolster the economy, but resistance to outsiders runs deep in Korean society

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergDecember 22, 2022
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Yoon Suk-yeol faces off against unions as strike threatens South Korean economy

President threatens jail time and fines for truckers after days of protests for higher wages and safety standards

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergNovember 29, 2022