December 04, 2022
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The three big drivers of the South Korean defense industry
Analysis

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

The three big drivers of the South Korean defense industry
John LeeJohn Lee November 28, 2022
Great power rivalry limits the extent to which Yoon and Xi can work together
Analysis

Great power rivalry limits the extent to which Yoon and Xi can work together

South Korea and China appeared at odds on North Korea and economic issues at first bilateral summit since pandemic

Great power rivalry limits the extent to which Yoon and Xi can work together
James FretwellJames Fretwell November 17, 2022
What the US midterm results mean for South Korea’s security and economy
Analysis

What the US midterm results mean for South Korea’s security and economy

China remains at center of US foreign policy in East Asia, leaving little room for imagination on the Korean Peninsula

What the US midterm results mean for South Korea’s security and economy
Sooyoung OhSooyoung Oh November 14, 2022
Sound and fury: A divided South Korean parliament ends contentious audit
Analysis

Sound and fury: A divided South Korean parliament ends contentious audit

Progressives assailed trilateral military drills and response to Itaewon tragedy during weekslong audit of government

Sound and fury: A divided South Korean parliament ends contentious audit
Hyun-jun YeoHyun-jun Yeo November 11, 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
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 to make of the large-scale protests against Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul
Analysis

What to make of the large-scale protests against Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul

Rallies modeled on those that toppled Park Geun-hye have attracted progressive support but have yet to cross party lines

What to make of the large-scale protests against Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim October 24, 2022
Rejecting refugees a missed chance for Seoul to stand up to Russian aggression
Analysis

Rejecting refugees a missed chance for Seoul to stand up to Russian aggression

Yoon administration tiptoeing around ties with Moscow despite saying it wants to do more to defend democratic freedoms

Rejecting refugees a missed chance for Seoul to stand up to Russian aggression
John LeeJohn Lee October 18, 2022
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