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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
In South Korea, mistreatment of the disabled is far from a relic of the past
Opinion

In South Korea, mistreatment of the disabled is far from a relic of the past

Investigation into rape and torture at welfare center decades ago underlines need to confront continuing abuse today

In South Korea, mistreatment of the disabled is far from a relic of the past
Jack GreenbergJack Greenberg September 28, 2022
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