Anti-Balloon Launching Laws Are No Threat to South Korean Democracy
Pundits behave as if only North Korea matters in Seoul’s politics.
East Asia Takes a Cautious Coronavirus Victory Lap
Here are five of our best pieces on how East Asia handled the pandemic.
Cutting Through the Hype on Asia’s New Trade Deal
The RCEP truly is a China-style trade agreement: platitudinous and ineffective.
South Korea Matters More to the United States Than North Korea’s Nukes
The Biden administration should prioritize one of America’s most important allies.
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South Korea’s Corporate Hierarchies Are Breaking Down
A new generation of familial leadership is relaxing business culture.
Xi Jinping Doubles Down on Korean War Propaganda
China’s new nationalism is alienating its neighbors and distorting history.
South Korea Struggles to Confront Its Own Racial Prejudices
Black Lives Matter has sparked change among a younger generation.
For South Korea’s President, Biden’s Win Is Both Good News and Bad News
A new administration points to a resolution of some thorny bilateral disputes—but could threaten Moon Jae-in’s cherished rapprochement with the North.
Seoul Breathes a Sigh of Relief as Trump Loss in Sight
Trump put unprecedented strain on the U.S.-South Korean alliance.
South Korea Has Got a Lot at Stake in Tuesday’s Vote
From talks with Kim Jong Un to the fate of the U.S. troop deployment there, Tuesday’s election could be critical to a key U.S. ally in Asia.
South Korea Doesn’t Need U.S. Military Babysitting
Seoul is rich enough and strong enough to deter Pyongyang by itself.
North Korea Kills, Torches South Korean Civilian in Bizarre Maritime Incident
The confusing affair could make it even harder for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to continue warming up to the North.
COVID-19 Has Crushed Everybody’s Economy—Except for South Korea’s
Seoul seems to have shown the way to mitigating both the health and the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden Has a Serious Credibility Problem in Asia
U.S. allies have grown comfortable with Trump and his tough approach to China—and are anxious about a Biden victory.
Abe Ruined the Most Important Democratic Relationship in Asia
The outgoing Japanese prime minister’s ultranationalism destroyed ties with South Korea.
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Skyrocketing housing prices threaten South Korea, the plight of LGBTQ people in Kashmir, and rapidly deteriorating economic conditions in Argentina.
Moon Faces a Bigger Political Threat Than Kim Jong Un: Real Estate Prices
A struggle to bring down South Korea’s soaring housing market could doom a presidency.