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2018/12/10 | Timothy S. Rich, Andi Dahmer & Erin Woggon

In South Korea, Corruption Knows No Gender

An online survey shows that the downfall of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has prompted voters to more intensely scrutinize their politicians, apparently regardless of their gender.

2017/05/09 | Kyle Pope

Moon Victory Imminent in South Korea

As liberal Moon Jae-in looks set to grab the South Korean presidency, Kyle Pope examines the politics that got him into pole position.

2017/03/16 | The Japan Times

South Korea Must Now Move On

South Korea's next leader faces several daunting challenges.

2017/03/14 | TIME

Whoever Becomes South Korea's New Leader Has Three Options for Dealing With Kim Jong Un. None Are Great

The new South Korean president will have to make an important decision on how to handle the North Korean nuclear threat.

2017/03/10 | Timothy S. Rich

Park’s Impeachment to be Felt Far and Wide

The impact of Park’s impeachment will likely last beyond this election cycle.

2017/03/10 | TNL Staff

South Korean President Removed: Reactions

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

2017/03/02 | The Japan Times

Doubling Down on Chaos in Seoul

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

2017/02/16 | Kazuhiko Togo

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

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.

2017/02/05 | Kim Kee-seok

OPINION: Solving the Puzzle of Park Geun-hye

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.

2017/01/31 | Timothy S. Rich

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

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

2017/01/02 | Jeffrey Robertson

An End to South Korea’s Middle Power Moment?

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

2016/12/19 | Robert E Kelly

Northeast Asia: Five Big Security Shifts in 2016

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

2016/12/01 | The Japan Times

Another Twist in the Park Scandal

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.