Park Geun-hye


South Korean President Removed: Reactions

TNL Staff

South Korea and the world reacts to the historic ruling this morning upholding the president's impeachment.


Doubling Down on Chaos in Seoul

The Japan Times

South Korea needs to get hold of the chaos currently paralyzing its political world.


‘Comfort Women’ After the Fall of Korean President Park Geun-hye

Kazuhiko Togo

The demise of Park Geun-hye’s presidency since October 2016 due to the ‘Choi Soon-sil affair’ is an astonishing development in South Korean politics. Many Korea-friendly Japanese have watched it with a sense of concern, hoping that the South Korean people would find a way to overcome their present difficulties and come back to Northeast Asian politics with invigorated energy.


OPINION: Solving the Puzzle of Park Geun-hye

Kim Kee-seok

South Korea needs to identify and reform the factors that misled voters to elect a bizarre president and to support her regardless of repeated policy failures. It should search for a systematic solution to its democracy puzzle.


Has Park Geun-Hye's Downfall Changed the Game for Women in Korea?

Timothy S. Rich

What does Park Geun-Hye’s impeachment mean for female politicians in Korea?


The Year to Come: Northeast Asian Security in 2017

Robert E Kelly

Here are four issue areas to watch in the new year.


An End to South Korea’s Middle Power Moment?

Jeffrey Robertson

The next South Korean administration will face a choice on whether to continue promoting South Korea as a middle power.


Northeast Asia: Five Big Security Shifts in 2016

Robert E Kelly

It's time to look back on the biggest stories in the always tense Northeast Asia region.


Another Twist in the Park Scandal

The Japan Times

Even if Park Geun-hye does step down, the vacuum at the apex of South Korean politics will persist; yet if she remains in office, Park will be too wounded to govern.

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