November 30, 2022
Analysis

Yoon Suk-yeol faces off against unions as strike threatens South Korean economy

President threatens jail time and fines for truckers after days of protests for higher wages and safety standards

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergNovember 29, 2022

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Will South Korea be the next country to host a Tesla gigafactory?

Will South Korea be the next country to host a Tesla gigafactory?

ROK economy has a lot to like for automaker, but Elon Musk distractions and labor unions may be difficult to overcome

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John LeeNovember 30, 2022
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The three big drivers of the South Korean defense industry

The three big drivers of the South Korean defense industry

Seoul may very well succeed in goal of making ROK a top 4 global weapons exporter — if it can overcome supply issues

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John LeeNovember 28, 2022
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South Korea faces growing pressure at home and abroad to act on climate change

South Korea faces growing pressure at home and abroad to act on climate change

South Korea is a big polluter with a large economy, but it pledged little to developing countries at recent COP27 summit

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James FretwellNovember 25, 2022
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Why conferences in Korea are (mostly) a waste of time and resources

Why conferences in Korea are (mostly) a waste of time and resources

Overfocus on prestige signaling makes for pretty settings but little substance or real debate, experts say

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Chad O'CarrollNovember 24, 2022
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Why decoupling from China creates economic and security risks for South Korea

Why decoupling from China creates economic and security risks for South Korea

China would have has less reason to consider economic costs and security risks of escalatory policies if delinked

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Kina KunzNovember 23, 2022
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Saudi Arabian megaproject promises windfall for South Korea but carries risks

Saudi Arabian megaproject promises windfall for South Korea but carries risks

Yoon has shown few qualms about economic cooperation with Middle Eastern state despite seeking to boost human rights

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John LeeNovember 22, 2022
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