August 13, 2020

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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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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

Jumin Lee June 15, 2020

Why Seoul must not let Pyongyang off the hook for past aggressions

South Korea should not throw out the May 24 Measures without genuine signs from the North that it's ready to change

Jumin Lee May 25, 2020

What a landslide ruling party election victory means for South Korean politics

Despite a historic result, President Moon is acutely aware that prospects for diplomacy with the North are dim

Jumin Lee April 16, 2020

How plans to send masks to North Korea sparked a political spat in the South

Ahead of next month's elections, liberals in South Korea are increasingly desperate to revive cooperation with Pyongyang

Jumin Lee March 23, 2020

Northern Wind: Thae Yong-ho's ambitions could transform South Korean politics

Convincing the former diplomat to run for office is a win for the opposition, but also raises more fundamental questions

Jumin Lee February 17, 2020

Why South Korean tourists might not want to follow Moon up Mount Kumgang

Economic and safety concerns could deter visitors, even if the President manages to strike a deal with the North

Jumin Lee January 22, 2020