August 17, 2022
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Op-ed: Latest raids on South Korean ministries more persecution than prosecution
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Op-ed: Latest raids on South Korean ministries more persecution than prosecution

ROK prosecutors are targeting former government for personnel changes even as Yoon does same, corroding good governance

Op-ed: Latest raids on South Korean ministries more persecution than prosecution
Aidan Foster-CarterAidan Foster-Carter July 29, 2022
Mad about THAAD: South Korea-China dispute over US missile interceptor returns
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Mad about THAAD: South Korea-China dispute over US missile interceptor returns

Seoul again finds itself caught between Beijing and Washington as it looks for defenses against North Korean threats

Mad about THAAD: South Korea-China dispute over US missile interceptor returns
James FretwellJames Fretwell July 28, 2022
How ride-sharing services like Uber could end Seoul’s dire taxi shortage
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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
Yoon’s approval rating hits new low, jeopardizing his domestic agenda
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Yoon’s approval rating hits new low, jeopardizing his domestic agenda

Support among conservatives falters as controversies swirl around South Korean president's administration and party

Yoon’s approval rating hits new low, jeopardizing his domestic agenda
Karl FriedhoffKarl Friedhoff July 25, 2022
Semiconductor wars: South Korea puts chips at center of national security
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Semiconductor wars: South Korea puts chips at center of national security

New President Yoon Suk-yeol seeks to boost domestic production to shield against future supply chain shocks

Semiconductor wars: South Korea puts chips at center of national security
Kangkyu LeeKangkyu Lee July 22, 2022
South Korea seeks reset with Japan. But does Tokyo want one too?
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South Korea seeks reset with Japan. But does Tokyo want one too?

Yoon administration wants to shore up relations with largest democracy and US ally in region, but Japan has trust issues

South Korea seeks reset with Japan. But does Tokyo want one too?
Hyun-jun YeoHyun-jun Yeo July 21, 2022
Foreign embassies’ advocacy for LGBTQ rights puts pressure on South Korea
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Foreign embassies’ advocacy for LGBTQ rights puts pressure on South Korea

Yoon administration seeks to boost ties with Western nations but has shown no interest in protecting sexual minorities

Foreign embassies’ advocacy for LGBTQ rights puts pressure on South Korea
Raphael RashidRaphael Rashid July 19, 2022
South Korea pivots to the Middle East, selling both weapons and K-pop cool
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South Korea pivots to the Middle East, selling both weapons and K-pop cool

Saudi Arabia looks to Korea as it seeks to diversify away from oil, but human rights issues may limit cooperation

South Korea pivots to the Middle East, selling both weapons and K-pop cool
John LeeJohn Lee July 18, 2022
Yoon’s rapprochement with Japan could soon be over before it even started
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Yoon’s rapprochement with Japan could soon be over before it even started

South Korea’s consultative group to resolve WWII forced labor case is struggling as upcoming court ruling approaches

Yoon’s rapprochement with Japan could soon be over before it even started
James FretwellJames Fretwell July 14, 2022
What the Bank of Korea’s rate spike means for the South Korean economy
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What the Bank of Korea’s rate spike means for the South Korean economy

Central bank seeks to curb inflation, but rate increase will likely be painful for many firms and households

What the Bank of Korea’s rate spike means for the South Korean economy
Peter WardPeter Ward July 13, 2022
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