December 04, 2022

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

Opinion

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

Jumin LeeJumin LeeNovember 18, 2022
Opinion

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

Jumin LeeJumin LeeOctober 7, 2022
Opinion

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

Jumin LeeJumin LeeSeptember 21, 2022
Opinion

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

Jumin LeeJumin LeeAugust 10, 2022
Analysis

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

Jumin LeeJumin LeeJune 2, 2022
Analysis

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

Jumin LeeJumin LeeMay 9, 2022