Konstantin Asmolov

THAAD: Chinese Response and Talks at the Back...

43523423123The end of 2016 was marked by a number of events related to the future deployment of THAAD missile defence systems in South Korea. The main thing is that, despite the claims by Seoul that the antimissile systems shall be…

DPRK Fighting Against Bureaucracy and Corrupt...

5353434324On December 23, 2016 at the opening of the First Conference of Chairpersons of the Primary Committees, the Chairman of the WPK Kim Jong-un delivered a speech, in which the author of this article has noted several important points…

News on South Korea’s Domestic Policy: the Sa...

PYH2012122009550001300-800The breaking news at the end of last year concerned the split in the conservative wing. As a reminder, on December 20, 2016, former leader of the ruling Saenuri Party, Kim Moo-sung, and former leader of the parliamentary faction…

On the Latest Tension around the Yasukuni Shr...

3423423423On December 29, 2016, the government of the Republic of Korea expressed its vehement protest to the Japanese authorities about the visit made by the Minister of Defense of Japan, Tomomi Inada, to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo…

Is it time to Get Rid of the Monument to R...

342312312312There has been a drastic increase in tension in the relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea: the Ambassador in Seoul and the Consul General in Busan have been temporary withdrawn, the talks on foreign exchange swaps have…

On the Roots of the Anti-Japan Official Myth ...

The interest that has been generated by the author's articles on the scandals around the Yasukuni shrine and other articles…

Odd Facts About the Scandal Surrounding Park ...

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Watching the next round of the Korean factional struggle and subsequently failing to build a logical and consistent version of the events surrounding this quagmire, the author has constantly felt…

What will the new South Korean President be f...

200934052On New Year’s Eve, the author will allow himself to get distracted from the routine affairs by pondering what the Republic of Korea is expecting after Park Geun-hye. Whoever comes to power…

The War over History in the Republic of Korea

20140702215440318701202In our previous publication on the war over the history of South Korea we covered the heated discussions around the attempts to create a unified national history textbook for junior and secondary schools, which was composed “in order to form…

DPRK: Rumours, Rations and Refugees

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I would like to start another essay about the economic situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea with the chart published in open access by the Yonhap news agency. It is official information showing population growth…

Prospects of the Republic of Korea’s Do...

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The Removal of the President from power, temporary or not, has affected the domestic policy, especially the state of affairs within the ruling Saenuri Party which is on the verge of a breakup. Keep in mind that if…

On the Impeachment of the Republic of Korea&#...

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It looked like the statement made by Park Geun-hye on her possible resignation had caused discord within the ruling party, but most deputies of the Republic of Korea’s National Assembly voted for the impeachment on December 9…


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