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What to make of the large-scale protests against Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul
Analysis

What to make of the large-scale protests against Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul

Rallies modeled on those that toppled Park Geun-hye have attracted progressive support but have yet to cross party lines

What to make of the large-scale protests against Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim October 24, 2022
Rejecting refugees a missed chance for Seoul to stand up to Russian aggression
Analysis

Rejecting refugees a missed chance for Seoul to stand up to Russian aggression

Yoon administration tiptoeing around ties with Moscow despite saying it wants to do more to defend democratic freedoms

Rejecting refugees a missed chance for Seoul to stand up to Russian aggression
John LeeJohn Lee October 18, 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
The South Korean public doesn’t buy Yoon’s narrative on hot mic moment
Analysis

The South Korean public doesn’t buy Yoon’s narrative on hot mic moment

President’s approval rate has recovered, but majority see his criticism of broadcaster’s reporting as media suppression

The South Korean public doesn’t buy Yoon’s narrative on hot mic moment
Karl FriedhoffKarl Friedhoff October 12, 2022
Ukraine war and North Korean threats push forward South Korea’s arms industry
Analysis

Ukraine war and North Korean threats push forward South Korea’s arms industry

Yoon administration has prioritized weapons exports, and experts say Seoul can quickly scale up to meet soaring demand

Ukraine war and North Korean threats push forward South Korea’s arms industry
Sojin JungSojin Jung October 11, 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
Seoul’s diplomacy left weakened after parliament votes against foreign minister
Analysis

Seoul’s diplomacy left weakened after parliament votes against foreign minister

Opposition-led National Assembly could refuse to talk to Park Jin after no-confidence motion — even in a major crisis

Seoul’s diplomacy left weakened after parliament votes against foreign minister
Justin YeoJustin Yeo October 5, 2022
South Korea’s response to falling birth rates shows the world what not to do
Analysis

South Korea’s response to falling birth rates shows the world what not to do

Government offers piecemeal subsidies while ignoring systemic issues like gender inequality, as demographic crisis looms

South Korea’s response to falling birth rates shows the world what not to do
John LeeJohn Lee October 4, 2022
Why Yoon Suk-yeol’s failings at home hamstring his foreign policy
Analysis

Why Yoon Suk-yeol’s failings at home hamstring his foreign policy

The president has been unable to create momentum and change the narrative surrounding his administration

Why Yoon Suk-yeol’s failings at home hamstring his foreign policy
Karl FriedhoffKarl Friedhoff October 3, 2022