December 04, 2022
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Yoon Suk-yeol faces off against unions as strike threatens South Korean economy
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

Yoon Suk-yeol faces off against unions as strike threatens South Korean economy
Jack GreenbergJack Greenberg November 29, 2022
Polls indicate public may blame local authorities for Itaewon tragedy, not Yoon
Analysis

Polls indicate public may blame local authorities for Itaewon tragedy, not Yoon

South Korean leader’s approval rates have held steady since deadly crowd crush, and he may see opening to attack police

Polls indicate public may blame local authorities for Itaewon tragedy, not Yoon
Karl FriedhoffKarl Friedhoff November 8, 2022
South Korea’s poor response to crowd crush tragedy faces international criticism
Analysis

South Korea’s poor response to crowd crush tragedy faces international criticism

Measures to send back foreign victims’ bodies spark controversy, as disaster quickly turns into domestic political issue

South Korea’s poor response to crowd crush tragedy faces international criticism
Hyun-jun YeoHyun-jun Yeo November 4, 2022
The South Korean government’s morphing response to its failure in Itaewon
Analysis

The South Korean government’s morphing response to its failure in Itaewon

Some officials are taking responsibility for deadly crush, but may be too late to stop public outrage from boiling over

The South Korean government’s morphing response to its failure in Itaewon
John LeeJohn Lee November 3, 2022
Drugs on Telegram put South Korea’s ‘drug-free’ reputation to the test
Analysis

Drugs on Telegram put South Korea’s ‘drug-free’ reputation to the test

Country needs a serious drug policy, but current measures ignore factors that likely drive Korean use of meth and opiods

Drugs on Telegram put South Korea’s ‘drug-free’ reputation to the test
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer November 2, 2022
Why Yoon Suk-yeol may escape blame for South Korea’s Halloween tragedy
Analysis

Why Yoon Suk-yeol may escape blame for South Korea’s Halloween tragedy

History shows local leaders often take fall for disasters, though Sewol underlines consequences of presidential missteps

Why Yoon Suk-yeol may escape blame for South Korea’s Halloween tragedy
Hyun-jun YeoHyun-jun Yeo November 1, 2022
What we know so far about the Itaewon tragedy, and what could come next
Analysis

What we know so far about the Itaewon tragedy, and what could come next

Crowd crush that killed over 150 has shaken country with collective trauma over past disasters and government failures

What we know so far about the Itaewon tragedy, and what could come next
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim October 31, 2022
South Korea has a stalking problem that government seems unwilling to confront
Analysis

South Korea has a stalking problem that government seems unwilling to confront

Recent murder of young woman in Seoul subway latest manifestation of high rates of sex and violent crimes against women

South Korea has a stalking problem that government seems unwilling to confront
Yeji ChungYeji Chung October 28, 2022
How China’s growing clout helped bump South Korea from Human Rights Council
Analysis

How China’s growing clout helped bump South Korea from Human Rights Council

ROK’s failed bid to stay on council a blow to human rights accountability as Beijing’s friends take its place

How China’s growing clout helped bump South Korea from Human Rights Council
Jack GreenbergJack Greenberg October 17, 2022
Yoon moves to scrap gender ministry in appeal to anti-feminist supporters
Analysis

Yoon moves to scrap gender ministry in appeal to anti-feminist supporters

Closing ministry would mark a step backward for South Korean women, though opposition party could block president’s plan

Yoon moves to scrap gender ministry in appeal to anti-feminist supporters
James FretwellJames Fretwell October 13, 2022
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