Karl Friedhoff is the Marshall M. Bouton Fellow for Asia Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Many in Yoon's own party oppose push to reform police oversight, while critics accuse him of unilateral decision-making
Support among conservatives falters as controversies swirl around South Korean president's administration and party
President is even losing support among oldest voters, long a reliable base for conservative politicians
Despite ambitions to explore final frontier, Seoul’s investment into its space program lags far behind
Seoul has set ambitious targets for building power plants abroad, as companies bet on burgeoning small reactor market
Labeling North Korea ‘main enemy’ paves way for shift in defense spending priorities, setting up political fight
Incoming president faces sizable hurdles to domestic agenda but will have a freer hand to improve ties with Japan
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