July 24, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim is the Lead Correspondent at NK News and Editorial Director at KOREA PRO, based in Seoul. Kim covers inter-Korean relations and North and South Korean foreign and military affairs. Kim has covered the 2022 ROK presidential election on the ground, and prior to joining NK News, she worked for the CSIS Korea Chair in Washington D.C. and Reuters news agency’s Seoul bureau.

Analysis

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

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimJuly 18, 2024
Profiles

How to connect with key lawmakers in South Korea’s National Assembly, 2024-2026

Building networks and accessing crucial information with key lawmakers in the legislature’s 18 committees

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimJuly 17, 2024
Analysis

Why a viral petition to impeach South Korea’s president is unlikely to succeed

Despite garnering over 1 million signatures, the move to impeach Yoon Suk-yeol faces significant challenges

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimJuly 5, 2024
Analysis

Why the fight for South Korea’s parliamentary committees matters

Korea Pro explains how committee members and leaders are chosen and why parties fight for control

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimJune 28, 2024
Profiles

Former admiral sails toward ambassador post as Seoul-Canberra ties deepen

Sim Seung-seob’s potential appointment reflects South Korea’s focus on strengthening military ties with Australia

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimJune 21, 2024
Analysis

Yoon’s oil and gas announcement sparks hope and skepticism in South Korea

Experts caution against economic and political risks despite potential benefits of oil and gas discovery

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimJune 5, 2024
Analysis

Seoul forced to navigate geopolitical minefield after ICC targets Israel, Hamas

Arrest warrants place ROK in tight spot between ally US and international court, as it balances interests in Middle East

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimMay 31, 2024
Profiles

Choo Kyung-ho: From finance minister to ruling party floor leader

Korea Pro profiles Choo, 63, who will lead the People Power Party’s conservative economic policy support

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimMay 17, 2024
Analysis

Yoon’s press conference: Apologetic tone, unchanged stance on key issues

South Korean president softens approach but maintains position on domestic and foreign policy matters

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimMay 10, 2024
Profiles

Na Kyung-won, a five-term lawmaker who may soon lead the conservative party

High-profile female legislator has clashed with Yoon Suk-yeol and could seek to distinguish her party from the president

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimMay 3, 2024
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