December 08, 2023


John Lee

John Lee

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.


Why South Korea faces an uphill battle in bid for Poland’s Orka sub program

Fierce competition and geography may hinder Seoul’s latest bid to elevate global defense presence

John LeeJohn LeeSeptember 11, 2023

Yoon braces for political battle as he unveils dramatically scaled back budget

2024 proposal raises spending by least amount in nearly two decades, cutting R&D investment but hiking pension payouts

John LeeJohn LeeAugust 31, 2023

Despite trilateral show of unity at Camp David, biggest challenges remain ahead

Lingering nationalism and threat of Chinese backlash threaten to undermine agreements reached by US, ROK and Japan

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | John LeeAugust 21, 2023

Terror in South Korea: Knife attacks spur death penalty discussions

In the wake of violent crimes, nation seeks to navigate human rights with perceived necessity for severe punishment

John LeeJohn LeeAugust 4, 2023

A Democratic Party official’s remarks ignite debate on ageism in South Korea

Democratic Party’s reputation at stake after committee head refers to elderly as those ‘with a short future’

John LeeJohn LeeAugust 2, 2023

South Korea’s plan to curb protests set to face fierce backlash

Yoon administration says it seeks to maintain public order, but critics see effort to roll back basic democratic right

John LeeJohn LeeJuly 26, 2023

How testimony by opposition leader’s confidant impacts South Korean politics

Former deputy governor’s bombshell accusations may upend reconciliation between Lee Nak-yeon and Lee Jae-myung

John LeeJohn LeeJuly 20, 2023

Financial turbulence: Pilots’ strike threatens Asiana Airlines’ merger plans

Korean Air likely to negotiate with pilots as it could face liability for employee wage disputes post-merger

John LeeJohn LeeJuly 18, 2023

How South Korea’s transactional diplomacy threatens Indo-Pacific partnerships

The juggling of regional cooperation values and European economic interests could impact Seoul’s international standing

John LeeJohn LeeJuly 14, 2023

Why South Korea’s outreach to NATO could pose problems at home

Diplomacy toward bloc brings potential to expand Seoul’s export market, but risks relations with Beijing and Moscow

John LeeJohn LeeJuly 12, 2023
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