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Why conferences in Korea are (mostly) a waste of time and resources
Analysis

Why conferences in Korea are (mostly) a waste of time and resources

Overfocus on prestige signaling makes for pretty settings but little substance or real debate, experts say

Why conferences in Korea are (mostly) a waste of time and resources
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll November 24, 2022
Security concerns nudge South Korea and Japan closer, with encouragement from US
Analysis

Security concerns nudge South Korea and Japan closer, with encouragement from US

First official summit reveals Yoon and Kishida want a reset, but nationalism remains a constant risk to progress

Security concerns nudge South Korea and Japan closer, with encouragement from US
Justin YeoJustin Yeo November 16, 2022
Drugs on Telegram put South Korea’s ‘drug-free’ reputation to the test
Analysis

Drugs on Telegram put South Korea’s ‘drug-free’ reputation to the test

Country needs a serious drug policy, but current measures ignore factors that likely drive Korean use of meth and opiods

Drugs on Telegram put South Korea’s ‘drug-free’ reputation to the test
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer November 2, 2022
Why Yoon Suk-yeol may escape blame for South Korea’s Halloween tragedy
Analysis

Why Yoon Suk-yeol may escape blame for South Korea’s Halloween tragedy

History shows local leaders often take fall for disasters, though Sewol underlines consequences of presidential missteps

Why Yoon Suk-yeol may escape blame for South Korea’s Halloween tragedy
Justin YeoJustin Yeo November 1, 2022
What we know so far about the Itaewon tragedy, and what could come next
Analysis

What we know so far about the Itaewon tragedy, and what could come next

Crowd crush that killed over 150 has shaken country with collective trauma over past disasters and government failures

What we know so far about the Itaewon tragedy, and what could come next
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim October 31, 2022
South Korea has a stalking problem that government seems unwilling to confront
Analysis

South Korea has a stalking problem that government seems unwilling to confront

Recent murder of young woman in Seoul subway latest manifestation of high rates of sex and violent crimes against women

South Korea has a stalking problem that government seems unwilling to confront
Yeji ChungYeji Chung October 28, 2022
The cost of South Korean media’s obsession with vows, promises and pledges
Analysis

The cost of South Korean media’s obsession with vows, promises and pledges

Uncritical amplification of political statements and press releases remains commonplace, crowding out original reporting

The cost of South Korean media’s obsession with vows, promises and pledges
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll October 19, 2022
How anti-Japanism stunts South Korea’s ambition to enhance US alliance
Opinion

How anti-Japanism stunts South Korea’s ambition to enhance US alliance

Opposition party chief suggests Japan might re-invade Korea, and these views are surprisingly entrenched in the ROK

How anti-Japanism stunts South Korea’s ambition to enhance US alliance
Justin YeoJustin Yeo October 14, 2022
Yoon moves to scrap gender ministry in appeal to anti-feminist supporters
Analysis

Yoon moves to scrap gender ministry in appeal to anti-feminist supporters

Closing ministry would mark a step backward for South Korean women, though opposition party could block president’s plan

Yoon moves to scrap gender ministry in appeal to anti-feminist supporters
James FretwellJames Fretwell October 13, 2022
Yoon’s attempts to censor media call into question his fitness to govern
Opinion

Yoon’s attempts to censor media call into question his fitness to govern

If president wants to sell himself as a defender of democratic values, he must be willing to defend those values at home

Yoon’s attempts to censor media call into question his fitness to govern
Jumin LeeJumin Lee October 7, 2022