John Lee is the editor of KOREA PRO, based in Seoul. Prior to that, he was a contributor for NK News and KOREA PRO. His focus is on South Korean foreign policy and ROK-U.S. relations.
Streaming platform has blamed increased regulation on foreign firms, and its departure could have major economic impact
Busan suffered landslide defeat for 2030 expo, raising questions about ROK’s diplomatic prowess and strategic planning
Decision could exacerbate domestic divisions over North Korea, while forcing further prioritization of defense spending
ROK president’s domestic challenges risk derailing his foreign policy initiatives, increasing uncertainty in near term
Dispute with Indonesia risks South Korea’s finances, regional ties and aerospace industry credibility
Amid US-China tech tension, South Korea’s semiconductor waivers bring short-term relief but long-term strategic dilemmas
ROK backed US-Iran deal that saw transfer of billions in assets, possibly freeing up resources for coordinated assault
Bank of Korea is grappling with how to handle interest rates, seeking to tackle inflation without knee-capping growth
Unpacking the ripple effects of US political turmoil on South Korea’s economic, defense and diplomatic ties
Shin Won-sik has attracted strong domestic opposition, but embodies president’s push to boost ties with US and Japan
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