August 13, 2022

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Karl Friedhoff

Karl Friedhoff is the Marshall M. Bouton Fellow for Asia Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

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Disastrous rollout of education policy drives Yoon’s approval rating lower still
KOREA PRO

Disastrous rollout of education policy drives Yoon’s approval rating lower still

All age groups 18-69 disapprove of South Korean president, as support for opposition eclipses ruling party

Disastrous rollout of education policy drives Yoon’s approval rating lower still
Karl Friedhoff
Karl Friedhoff August 8, 2022
South Korean president hemorrhages support as unforced errors pile up
KOREA PRO

South Korean president hemorrhages support as unforced errors pile up

Many in Yoon's own party oppose push to reform police oversight, while critics accuse him of unilateral decision-making

South Korean president hemorrhages support as unforced errors pile up
Karl Friedhoff
Karl Friedhoff August 1, 2022
Yoon’s approval rating hits new low, jeopardizing his domestic agenda
KOREA PRO

Yoon’s approval rating hits new low, jeopardizing his domestic agenda

Support among conservatives falters as controversies swirl around South Korean president's administration and party

Yoon’s approval rating hits new low, jeopardizing his domestic agenda
Karl Friedhoff
Karl Friedhoff July 25, 2022
South Korean voters appear tired of Yoon Suk-yeol, less than 3 months into term
KOREA PRO

South Korean voters appear tired of Yoon Suk-yeol, less than 3 months into term

President is even losing support among oldest voters, long a reliable base for conservative politicians

South Korean voters appear tired of Yoon Suk-yeol, less than 3 months into term
Karl Friedhoff
Karl Friedhoff July 12, 2022
South Korea blasts off into space without clear vision for where it’s going
KOREA PRO

South Korea blasts off into space without clear vision for where it’s going

Despite ambitions to explore final frontier, Seoul’s investment into its space program lags far behind

South Korea blasts off into space without clear vision for where it’s going
Karl Friedhoff
Karl Friedhoff July 5, 2022
Abandoning phaseout, South Korea moves to get nuclear exports back on track
KOREA PRO

Abandoning phaseout, South Korea moves to get nuclear exports back on track

Seoul has set ambitious targets for building power plants abroad, as companies bet on burgeoning small reactor market

Abandoning phaseout, South Korea moves to get nuclear exports back on track
Karl Friedhoff
Karl Friedhoff June 21, 2022
South Korea’s nascent aircraft carrier on chopping block as Yoon focuses on DPRK
KOREA PRO

South Korea’s nascent aircraft carrier on chopping block as Yoon focuses on DPRK

Labeling North Korea ‘main enemy’ paves way for shift in defense spending priorities, setting up political fight

South Korea’s nascent aircraft carrier on chopping block as Yoon focuses on DPRK
Karl Friedhoff
Karl Friedhoff May 31, 2022
What South Koreans care about most as Yoon Suk-yeol enters office
KOREA PRO

What South Koreans care about most as Yoon Suk-yeol enters office

Incoming president faces sizable hurdles to domestic agenda but will have a freer hand to improve ties with Japan

What South Koreans care about most as Yoon Suk-yeol enters office
Karl Friedhoff
Karl Friedhoff May 3, 2022