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Public backs South Korea’s medical student quota hike as doctors continue strike
Analysis

Public backs South Korea’s medical student quota hike as doctors continue strike

Long-standing doctor shortage and perception of doctors prioritizing livelihoods fuel government’s upper hand

Public backs South Korea’s medical student quota hike as doctors continue strike
Kwon Jang-hoKwon Jang-ho June 26, 2024
South Korean conservatives revive nuclear weapons talk amid regional tensions
Briefings

South Korean conservatives revive nuclear weapons talk amid regional tensions

Ruling party leadership race fuels debate on nuclear armament despite US efforts to strengthen extended deterrence

South Korean conservatives revive nuclear weapons talk amid regional tensions
KOREA PROKOREA PRO June 26, 2024
South Korea’s opposition gains upper hand in legislative power struggle
Analysis

South Korea’s opposition gains upper hand in legislative power struggle

Democratic Party could use control of key committees to obstruct Yoon’s economic reforms and foreign policy

South Korea’s opposition gains upper hand in legislative power struggle
John LeeJohn Lee June 25, 2024
South Korea’s main opposition party weakens anti-corruption rules in charter
Analysis

South Korea’s main opposition party weakens anti-corruption rules in charter

Democratic Party amendments raise concerns about eroding accountability and concentrating power in leadership

South Korea’s main opposition party weakens anti-corruption rules in charter
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park June 24, 2024
Former interim leader bids for PPP chief, signals rocky relations with president
Briefings

Former interim leader bids for PPP chief, signals rocky relations with president

Han Dong-hoon pledges special probe into marine’s death, vows to reestablish party-government relations

Former interim leader bids for PPP chief, signals rocky relations with president
KOREA PROKOREA PRO June 24, 2024
Russia-DPRK ties, Seoul-Beijing talks, ROK arms exports — Ep. 25
Podcast

Russia-DPRK ties, Seoul-Beijing talks, ROK arms exports — Ep. 25

Jeongmin and John analyze Putin’s visit to North Korea, 2+2 talks with China and Seoul’s defense industry expansion

Russia-DPRK ties, Seoul-Beijing talks, ROK arms exports — Ep. 25
KOREA PROKOREA PRO June 21, 2024
Former president’s memoir reveals risks for South Korea’s foreign policy
Analysis

Former president’s memoir reveals risks for South Korea’s foreign policy

Moon Jae-in’s memoir and potential progressive presidents’ stances toward Japan and China signal diplomatic risks

Former president’s memoir reveals risks for South Korea’s foreign policy
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov | Justin Yeo June 19, 2024
South Korea’s deepfake sex crime epidemic exposes lack of legal protections
Analysis

South Korea’s deepfake sex crime epidemic exposes lack of legal protections

As women fall victim to AI-generated pornography, activists call for stronger laws and accountability measures

South Korea’s deepfake sex crime epidemic exposes lack of legal protections
Lina ParkLina Park June 14, 2024
Yoon’s Central Asia trip, renewable energy targets, Lina’s farewell — Ep. 24
Podcast

Yoon’s Central Asia trip, renewable energy targets, Lina’s farewell — Ep. 24

The team discusses South Korea’s critical mineral deals, renewable energy challenges and Lina’s Korea Pro experience

Yoon’s Central Asia trip, renewable energy targets, Lina’s farewell — Ep. 24
KOREA PROKOREA PRO June 14, 2024
Korean government, doctors remain deadlocked in medical school quota dispute
Briefings

Korean government, doctors remain deadlocked in medical school quota dispute

Patients bear the brunt of the four-month-long strike while government warns of stern action against strikers

Korean government, doctors remain deadlocked in medical school quota dispute
KOREA PROKOREA PRO June 14, 2024
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