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Why the Yoon administration sees a powerful partner in Mongolia
Analysis

Why the Yoon administration sees a powerful partner in Mongolia

South Korea looks to boost cooperation in natural resources, while Mongolia seeks to be mediator on North Korea issues

Why the Yoon administration sees a powerful partner in Mongolia
Gabriela BernalGabriela Bernal September 20, 2022
Perceived threat of China tempers hostility between South Koreans and Japanese
Analysis

Perceived threat of China tempers hostility between South Koreans and Japanese

Opinion polls show improving perceptions of neighbor in both democracies, though tensions could easily flare up again

Perceived threat of China tempers hostility between South Koreans and Japanese
Justin YeoJustin Yeo September 13, 2022
Seoul mayor’s redevelopment plans risk gutting the city’s cultural heritage
Analysis

Seoul mayor’s redevelopment plans risk gutting the city’s cultural heritage

Oh Se-hoon seeks to reign in housing prices and foster business growth but faces local opposition to renovation efforts

Seoul mayor’s redevelopment plans risk gutting the city’s cultural heritage
Jack GreenbergJack Greenberg September 7, 2022
Why the next 30 years of South Korea-China ties won’t be as rosy as the last
Opinion

Why the next 30 years of South Korea-China ties won’t be as rosy as the last

Seoul will find it difficult to balance relations between U.S. and China due to intensifying great power competition

Why the next 30 years of South Korea-China ties won’t be as rosy as the last
James FretwellJames Fretwell August 24, 2022
Seoul avoids diplomatic disaster in forced labor dispute with Japan — for now
Analysis

Seoul avoids diplomatic disaster in forced labor dispute with Japan — for now

Supreme Court could still order Japanese firm to pay reparations, a move that would incite cycle of mutual retaliation

Seoul avoids diplomatic disaster in forced labor dispute with Japan — for now
Justin YeoJustin Yeo August 23, 2022
Yoon Suk-yeol finds his approval rating floor, despite botched flood response
Opinion

Yoon Suk-yeol finds his approval rating floor, despite botched flood response

Support rate for ROK president bottoms out in 20s and looks likely to stay there due to strong disapproval among public

Yoon Suk-yeol finds his approval rating floor, despite botched flood response
Karl FriedhoffKarl Friedhoff August 16, 2022
Yoon urges South Korea and Japan to move on. But history keeps bubbling up.
Analysis

Yoon urges South Korea and Japan to move on. But history keeps bubbling up.

Yoon stresses common North Korea threat in Liberation Day speech, but imminent forced labor ruling could derail efforts

Yoon urges South Korea and Japan to move on. But history keeps bubbling up.
James FretwellJames Fretwell August 15, 2022
South Korea’s lack of minority protections jeopardizes its global reputation
Opinion

South Korea’s lack of minority protections jeopardizes its global reputation

Older men who dominate politics ignore equality and representation, even as Yoon tries to raise Korea’s global profile

South Korea’s lack of minority protections jeopardizes its global reputation
Jumin LeeJumin Lee August 10, 2022
Why South Korea’s efforts to combat human trafficking have fallen short
Analysis

Why South Korea’s efforts to combat human trafficking have fallen short

ROK’s downgrading in recent report reflects longstanding issues with how it defines and prosecutes trafficking

Why South Korea’s efforts to combat human trafficking have fallen short
Sea Young (Sarah) KimSea Young (Sarah) Kim August 2, 2022
South Korea pivots to the Middle East, selling both weapons and K-pop cool
Analysis

South Korea pivots to the Middle East, selling both weapons and K-pop cool

Saudi Arabia looks to Korea as it seeks to diversify away from oil, but human rights issues may limit cooperation

South Korea pivots to the Middle East, selling both weapons and K-pop cool
John LeeJohn Lee July 18, 2022