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

Biden can save lives by focusing on everything but North Korea’s nukes

Stopping more conventional weaponry probably won't win leaders a Nobel Peace Prize, but it would improve security

Jumin LeeJumin LeeMay 4, 2021
Analysis

South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy

After summits and promises of peace, the South Korean president’s party suffered a crushing defeat at the by-elections

Jumin LeeJumin LeeApril 9, 2021
Opinion

South Korea’s silence on North Korean missile testing is disservice to nation

Seoul shouldn't be breathing a sigh of relief when American policymakers don’t respond to short-range tests

Jumin LeeJumin LeeMarch 30, 2021
Analysis

Moon’s desperate North Korea outreach is costing him credibility in Washington

Moon must prove that he’s a rational actor — not an ideologue hell-bent on inter-Korean dialogue

Jumin LeeJumin LeeMarch 23, 2021
Opinion

It’s not just leaflets. Seoul’s new law is a historic assault on free speech.

The new "anti-leaflet" law insults the constitution and will have a chilling effect on North Korea-related activism

Jumin LeeJumin LeeDecember 14, 2020
Analysis

How Moon Jae-in’s shortlist of successors might shape future North Korea policy

Lee Jae-myung's North-South reconciliation policy would likely be far more aggressive than Lee Nak-yeon's

Jumin LeeJumin LeeJuly 29, 2020
Opinion

Death of the dream? Dark clouds loom over Moon’s hopes for North-South relations

Sacrificing democratic values to salvage relations with the North threatens to sour the President’s legacy

Jumin LeeJumin LeeJune 15, 2020
Opinion

Why Seoul must not let Pyongyang off the hook for past aggressions

South Korea should not throw out the May 24 Measures without genuine signs from the North that it's ready to change

Jumin LeeJumin LeeMay 25, 2020
Opinion

What a landslide ruling party election victory means for South Korean politics

Despite a historic result, President Moon is acutely aware that prospects for diplomacy with the North are dim

Jumin LeeJumin LeeApril 16, 2020
Opinion

How plans to send masks to North Korea sparked a political spat in the South

Ahead of next month's elections, liberals in South Korea are increasingly desperate to revive cooperation with Pyongyang

Jumin LeeJumin LeeMarch 23, 2020