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South Korea’s political landscape faces turmoil amid absence of compromise
Analysis

South Korea’s political landscape faces turmoil amid absence of compromise

President Yoon Suk-yeol’s potential veto of marine death probe bill may exacerbate divide with opposition

South Korea’s political landscape faces turmoil amid absence of compromise
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park May 8, 2024
Yoon moves to iron out inconsistent media strategy after major election loss
Analysis

Yoon moves to iron out inconsistent media strategy after major election loss

President reinstates civil affairs secretary position to improve communication and gauge public sentiment

Yoon moves to iron out inconsistent media strategy after major election loss
Sooyoung OhSooyoung Oh May 8, 2024
Controversial deportation of foreign students highlights ROK’s immigration woes
Analysis

Controversial deportation of foreign students highlights ROK’s immigration woes

Mismanagement and financial pressures leave students vulnerable as universities seek to offset declining enrollment

Controversial deportation of foreign students highlights ROK’s immigration woes
John LeeJohn Lee May 6, 2024
Na Kyung-won, a five-term lawmaker who may soon lead the conservative party
Profiles

Na Kyung-won, a five-term lawmaker who may soon lead the conservative party

High-profile female legislator has clashed with Yoon Suk-yeol and could seek to distinguish her party from the president

Na Kyung-won, a five-term lawmaker who may soon lead the conservative party
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim May 3, 2024
Optics and outmaneuvering: Yoon and Lee sit down for the first time – Ep. 17
Podcast

Optics and outmaneuvering: Yoon and Lee sit down for the first time – Ep. 17

The Korea Pro team examines how Lee dominated the optics of their meeting, and other political updates 

Optics and outmaneuvering: Yoon and Lee sit down for the first time – Ep. 17
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 2, 2024
Frontrunner for ROK speaker sparks concerns about her commitment to impartiality
Analysis

Frontrunner for ROK speaker sparks concerns about her commitment to impartiality

Choo Mi-ae has signaled desire to push forward progressive agenda, despite tradition of nonpartisanship in role

Frontrunner for ROK speaker sparks concerns about her commitment to impartiality
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park May 1, 2024
South Korea’s spy camera epidemic persists despite stricter laws
Analysis

South Korea’s spy camera epidemic persists despite stricter laws

Wide availability, lenient sentencing and societal attitudes hinder progress in combating digital sex crimes

South Korea’s spy camera epidemic persists despite stricter laws
Hyojin KimHyojin Kim April 30, 2024
First formal meeting between Yoon and opposition leader yields scant progress
Briefings

First formal meeting between Yoon and opposition leader yields scant progress

While Yoon and Lee agree on the need for medical reform, they butted heads on most other issues

First formal meeting between Yoon and opposition leader yields scant progress
KOREA PROKOREA PRO April 30, 2024
Why Gangwon Province turned its back on the Democratic Party in the election
Analysis

Why Gangwon Province turned its back on the Democratic Party in the election

Long-term demographic changes and voter disillusionment contributed to the party’s defeat in the region

Why Gangwon Province turned its back on the Democratic Party in the election
Dylan MotinDylan Motin April 29, 2024
US seeks “fair” and “equitable” defense cost-sharing talks with South Korea
Briefings

US seeks “fair” and “equitable” defense cost-sharing talks with South Korea

Negotiations to determine Seoul’s share of USFK costs face resistance from South Korea’s ruling and opposition parties

US seeks “fair” and “equitable” defense cost-sharing talks with South Korea
KOREA PROKOREA PRO April 29, 2024
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