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Why a critical shortage of doctors in South Korea has sparked a national debate
Analysis

Why a critical shortage of doctors in South Korea has sparked a national debate

As long-standing disagreements resurface, doctors and the government lock horns over proposed medical education reforms

Why a critical shortage of doctors in South Korea has sparked a national debate
Junghyun SongJunghyun Song October 26, 2023
Why South Korea’s operating room surveillance is igniting controversy
Analysis

Why South Korea’s operating room surveillance is igniting controversy

Growing distrust in medical community leads to law mandating cameras in operating rooms, sparking a national debate

Why South Korea’s operating room surveillance is igniting controversy
Junghyun SongJunghyun Song October 19, 2023
South Korea debates equity of military exemption for elite athletes and artists
Analysis

South Korea debates equity of military exemption for elite athletes and artists

The ongoing debate over conscription privileges for certain individuals challenges perceptions of fairness and merit

South Korea debates equity of military exemption for elite athletes and artists
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park October 18, 2023
Between protection and prosecution: South Korea’s self-defense paradox
Analysis

Between protection and prosecution: South Korea’s self-defense paradox

Amid recent violent attacks sparking demand for self-defense equipment, experts weigh in on “justifiable defense”

Between protection and prosecution: South Korea’s self-defense paradox
Lina ParkLina Park October 6, 2023
Why opposition leader’s hunger strike is different from those that came before
Analysis

Why opposition leader’s hunger strike is different from those that came before

While past political figures used protest to advance South Korea’s democracy, experts say Lee’s protest is more nuanced

Why opposition leader’s hunger strike is different from those that came before
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Lina Park September 22, 2023
Reframing South Korean Identity: The controversy of General Hong Beom-do’s bust
Analysis

Reframing South Korean Identity: The controversy of General Hong Beom-do’s bust

Experts have likened South Korea's decision to remove freedom fighter’s bust from military academy to McCarthyism

Reframing South Korean Identity: The controversy of General Hong Beom-do’s bust
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park September 15, 2023
Balancing convenience and security: South Korea’s cybersecurity challenge
Analysis

Balancing convenience and security: South Korea’s cybersecurity challenge

Despite the government’s attempts to bolster its digital defenses, the South Korean public remains lax, experts say

Balancing convenience and security: South Korea’s cybersecurity challenge
Anthony V. RinnaAnthony V. Rinna September 13, 2023
South Korea’s auxiliary police force: Logistical challenges and political debate
Analysis

South Korea’s auxiliary police force: Logistical challenges and political debate

As the country reels from violent crimes, Seoul proposes reintroducing a disbanded police force but hurdles abound

South Korea’s auxiliary police force: Logistical challenges and political debate
Justin YeoJustin Yeo September 12, 2023
Tipping the debate: The growing controversy over South Korea’s gratuity culture
Analysis

Tipping the debate: The growing controversy over South Korea’s gratuity culture

The introduction of a foreign practice that locals have long eschewed has led to diverse opinions about equity

Tipping the debate: The growing controversy over South Korea’s gratuity culture
Lina ParkLina Park September 8, 2023
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