Yoon Suk-yeol


Japan and South Korea: A Logical but Uneasy Alignment

The Interpreter

Is a compensation deal to right colonial-era wrongs part of a strategic shift towards rapprochement?


Yoon Scrambles To Restore Domestic Confidence

East Asia Forum

With approval ratings bottoming out at 24%, President Yoon Suk-yeol carried out the first reshuffle of his office, but it's too early to tell whether the move will restore domestic confidence in his presidency.


South Korea Returns to Nuclear Power’s Warm Embrace

Deutsche Welle

President Yoon Suk-yeol is going all in on nuclear power, both at home and abroad, marking a shift from his predecessor’s undecided approach.


Thousands of South Korean Truckers Broaden Strike Action

Deutsche Welle

Truckers in South Korea are on a strike action, protesting sharply rising fuel prices and demanding basic pay guarantees. It's an early test for conservative President Yoon Suk-yeol.


South Korea: How Did the Pardon of Park Geun-hye Affect the Election?

Timothy S. Rich

A pre-election survey undermines the oft-cited idea that national unity in South Korea is promoted through pardons of former presidents.


South Korea: How Does Moon Jae-in’s Presidency Affect the Election

Timothy S. Rich

The results of a pre-election survey suggest that growing backlash to Covid-19 policies led to declining support for Moon, perhaps indirectly affecting perceptions of the losing candidate, Lee Jae-myung.


A Foreign Policy Cheat Sheet for South Korea’s Presidential Election

The Interpreter

Liberal and conservative candidates bring distinct traits to office. But after polling day, the shackles could come off.

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