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.
Multiple scandals have sent Democratic Party’s approval rating into tailspin as parliamentary elections draw nearer
South Korean president has been a mixed bag of foreign policy wins and mostly unpopular decision-making at home
ROK and Japanese leaders made progress on expanding cooperation but face constituents still skeptical of rapprochement
Debate over nurses’ role in medical care has turned partisan after passage of new law without ruling party support
Experts say nuclear consultation deal is unlikely to ease ROK public’s doubts about US or enthusiasm for nuke program
Two sides have announced major investment deals, but ROK firms fear losing competitive edge due to Washington’s policies
Seoul’s change of heart about role in the war has led some in Moscow to raise specter of arming North Korea in revenge
A trilateral intelligence pact would help to counter North Korea, but distrust between Seoul and Tokyo stands in the way
Despite polarized reactions at home, Seoul remains focused on DPRK and trade ahead of summit in Washington this month
Seoul's fear of abandonment will rise again if former president remains favorite for GOP nomination in 2024, experts say
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