December 04, 2022
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Yoon’s attacks on the press betray critical misread of what makes democracy work
Opinion

Yoon’s attacks on the press betray critical misread of what makes democracy work

Rooted in South Korea’s illberal past, Yoon and conservatives still view too much freedom as risky and destablizing

Yoon’s attacks on the press betray critical misread of what makes democracy work
Michael BreenMichael Breen December 2, 2022
Yoon’s media ban latest example of South Korean elite’s disdain for free press
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Yoon’s media ban latest example of South Korean elite’s disdain for free press

Conservatives and liberals see media freedom as little more than a political tool to be wielded against each other

Yoon’s media ban latest example of South Korean elite’s disdain for free press
Jumin LeeJumin Lee November 18, 2022
How anti-Japanism stunts South Korea’s ambition to enhance US alliance
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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
Hyun-jun YeoHyun-jun Yeo October 14, 2022
Yoon’s attempts to censor media call into question his fitness to govern
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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
Yoon and his critics both score foreign policy own goals
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Yoon and his critics both score foreign policy own goals

Voting no confidence in the foreign minister hardly helps ROK diplomacy

Yoon and his critics both score foreign policy own goals
Aidan Foster-CarterAidan Foster-Carter September 30, 2022
In South Korea, mistreatment of the disabled is far from a relic of the past
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In South Korea, mistreatment of the disabled is far from a relic of the past

Investigation into rape and torture at welfare center decades ago underlines need to confront continuing abuse today

In South Korea, mistreatment of the disabled is far from a relic of the past
Jack GreenbergJack Greenberg September 28, 2022
Yoon stands up for ‘universal norms’ but fails to explain how he’ll defend them
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Yoon stands up for ‘universal norms’ but fails to explain how he’ll defend them

South Korean leader’s UN speech misses chance to specify values that guide policy, settling for platitudes about freedom

Yoon stands up for ‘universal norms’ but fails to explain how he’ll defend them
Jumin LeeJumin Lee September 21, 2022
Fast internet speeds can’t save South Korea’s terrible websites
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Fast internet speeds can’t save South Korea’s terrible websites

Proprietary security protocols and bad UI pose barriers to foreigners and fly in the face of country’s global ambitions

Fast internet speeds can’t save South Korea’s terrible websites
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll September 14, 2022
Why the next 30 years of South Korea-China ties won’t be as rosy as the last
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Why the next 30 years of South Korea-China ties won’t be as rosy as the last

Seoul will find it difficult to balance relations between U.S. and China due to intensifying great power competition

Why the next 30 years of South Korea-China ties won’t be as rosy as the last
James FretwellJames Fretwell August 24, 2022
Yoon chases public opinion as he pardons Samsung prince, but not an ex-president
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Yoon chases public opinion as he pardons Samsung prince, but not an ex-president

South Korean president is seeking economic wins amid low approval rating, while aiming to avoid political controversy

Yoon chases public opinion as he pardons Samsung prince, but not an ex-president
Benjamin A. EngelBenjamin A. Engel August 17, 2022