October 06, 2022

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Jumin Lee

Jumin Lee is a Korean trial attorney and former Air Force officer based in Los Angeles. His bilingual thoughts about Korea and other things can be followed at @oldtype.

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

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 Lee
Jumin Lee August 10, 2022
Local election defeat a reckoning for South Korean liberals on gender issues
KOREA PRO

Local election defeat a reckoning for South Korean liberals on gender issues

Democratic Party has clung to outmoded politics while failing to take stand on social issues, driving away young women

Local election defeat a reckoning for South Korean liberals on gender issues
Jumin Lee
Jumin Lee June 2, 2022
Moving South Korea’s presidential office is a step in the wrong direction
KOREA PRO

Moving South Korea’s presidential office is a step in the wrong direction

Yoon Suk-yeol’s hasty Blue House move does not suggest baseline competence to affect fundamental change in the country

Moving South Korea’s presidential office is a step in the wrong direction
Jumin Lee
Jumin Lee May 9, 2022
Biden can save lives by focusing on everything but North Korea’s nukes

Biden can save lives by focusing on everything but North Korea’s nukes

Stopping more conventional weaponry probably won't win leaders a Nobel Peace Prize, but it would improve security

Biden can save lives by focusing on everything but North Korea’s nukes
Jumin Lee
Jumin Lee May 4, 2021
South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy
NK PRO

South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy

After summits and promises of peace, the South Korean president’s party suffered a crushing defeat at the by-elections

South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy
Jumin Lee
Jumin Lee April 9, 2021
South Korea’s silence on North Korean missile testing is disservice to nation

South Korea’s silence on North Korean missile testing is disservice to nation

Seoul shouldn't be breathing a sigh of relief when American policymakers don’t respond to short-range tests

South Korea’s silence on North Korean missile testing is disservice to nation
Jumin Lee
Jumin Lee March 30, 2021
Moon’s desperate North Korea outreach is costing him credibility in Washington
NK PRO

Moon’s desperate North Korea outreach is costing him credibility in Washington

Moon must prove that he’s a rational actor — not an ideologue hell-bent on inter-Korean dialogue

Moon’s desperate North Korea outreach is costing him credibility in Washington
Jumin Lee
Jumin Lee March 23, 2021
It’s not just leaflets. Seoul’s new law is a historic assault on free speech.

It’s not just leaflets. Seoul’s new law is a historic assault on free speech.

The new "anti-leaflet" law insults the constitution and will have a chilling effect on North Korea-related activism

It’s not just leaflets. Seoul’s new law is a historic assault on free speech.
Jumin Lee
Jumin Lee December 14, 2020
How Moon Jae-in’s shortlist of successors might shape future North Korea policy
NK PRO

How Moon Jae-in’s shortlist of successors might shape future North Korea policy

Lee Jae-myung's North-South reconciliation policy would likely be far more aggressive than Lee Nak-yeon's

How Moon Jae-in’s shortlist of successors might shape future North Korea policy
Jumin Lee
Jumin Lee July 29, 2020
Death of the dream? Dark clouds loom over Moon’s hopes for North-South relations

Death of the dream? Dark clouds loom over Moon’s hopes for North-South relations

Sacrificing democratic values to salvage relations with the North threatens to sour the President’s legacy

Death of the dream? Dark clouds loom over Moon’s hopes for North-South relations
Jumin Lee
Jumin Lee June 15, 2020