December 04, 2022
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How the Itaewon crush investigation could block South Korea’s national budget
Analysis

How the Itaewon crush investigation could block South Korea’s national budget

Poor exports, high interest rates and prices could all get worse if lawmakers can’t agree on budget bill this month

How the Itaewon crush investigation could block South Korea’s national budget
Hyun-jun YeoHyun-jun Yeo December 1, 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
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
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
The cost of South Korean media’s obsession with vows, promises and pledges
Analysis

The cost of South Korean media’s obsession with vows, promises and pledges

Uncritical amplification of political statements and press releases remains commonplace, crowding out original reporting

The cost of South Korean media’s obsession with vows, promises and pledges
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll October 19, 2022
Yoon’s attempts to censor media call into question his fitness to govern
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

Yoon’s attempts to censor media call into question his fitness to govern
Jumin LeeJumin Lee October 7, 2022
How the war in Ukraine complicates South Korea’s nuclear export plans
Analysis

How the war in Ukraine complicates South Korea’s nuclear export plans

Seoul scored major victory with successful bid to build Egyptian nuclear plant but now must work with Russian firm

How the war in Ukraine complicates South Korea’s nuclear export plans
John LeeJohn Lee September 6, 2022
How ride-sharing services like Uber could end Seoul’s dire taxi shortage
Analysis

How ride-sharing services like Uber could end Seoul’s dire taxi shortage

Drivers aren’t returning after industry exodus during pandemic, leaving people stranded even in city center at night

How ride-sharing services like Uber could end Seoul’s dire taxi shortage
Sooyoung OhSooyoung Oh July 26, 2022
South Korean voters appear tired of Yoon Suk-yeol, less than 3 months into term
Analysis

South Korean voters appear tired of Yoon Suk-yeol, less than 3 months into term

President is even losing support among oldest voters, long a reliable base for conservative politicians

South Korean voters appear tired of Yoon Suk-yeol, less than 3 months into term
Karl FriedhoffKarl Friedhoff July 12, 2022
South Korea and Japan navigate Abe’s legacy as they push to improve ties
Analysis

South Korea and Japan navigate Abe’s legacy as they push to improve ties

Tokyo free to seek relation reset with Seoul after election win, but militarization push could derail cooperation

South Korea and Japan navigate Abe’s legacy as they push to improve ties
John LeeJohn Lee July 11, 2022