Moon Jae-in


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?


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.


South Korea’s Moon Pardons Disgraced Former President Park

Voice of America

According to a poll last month, 39% of South Korean voters supported a pardon, while 44% opposed it.


Is South Korea Close to Officially Ending the Korean War?

Deutsche Welle

It has long been a dream of South Korean President Moon to formally end the war with the North, but analysts caution the idea may not be strategically sound or politically feasible.


South Korea: Presidential Race Marred by Corruption Allegations and Mudslinging

Deutsche Welle

With four months to go until election day, the two top candidates for the presidency are already at the center of allegations of corruption and abuse of power, with debate over policy relegated to the background.


North and South Korea Reconnect Cross-border Hotline

Deutsche Welle

Pyongyang last cut off the hotline in August after joint U.S.-South Korea military drills. The move comes amid a series of weapons tests by the North.


South Korean President To Meet Biden at White House Friday

Voice of America

It may be Moon Jae-in’s final visit to the United States as head of state and his last chance to fulfill campaign pledges before his term ends in 2022.


Survey: What Is the Greatest National Security Threat to South Koreans?

Ian Milden

The United States, North Korea, and Japan all seem equally threatening in the eyes of South Koreans, a new survey finds.


A Biden Presidency and the US–South Korea Alliance

The Interpreter

Can Joe Biden, if elected, heal the rift between the two countries, or will he make it worse?

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