South Korea

What to Expect from the New President of the ...

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Even before the new president of South Korea entered office, we wrote an article highlighting the problems that awaited the successor to Park Geun-hye’s presidency. And at this…

Economic Problems of US-South Korean Relation...

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As we have previously noted concerning the problem of “payment for the THAAD”, along with this demand, the US president announced plans for revising the free trade agreement with South Korea, calling its provisions “awful”…

The Secretary of State and Vice-President of ...

5632434234The spring of 2017 was marked by a series of visits to the Republic of Korea by top US officials, analyzing the results of which three points are important in terms of answering the question “How ‘hot’ will 2017 be”. Let’s…

South Korean Rearmament Predicting a Tense 20...

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In observing the coverage of the next lap of the intra-Korean escalation and periodically answering journalists’ questions, the author would like to pay particular attention to the important issue of the media environment being…

Korean Crisis Ahead? A Growing Tinderbox in t...

546533As the first military hardware associated with the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, commonly called THAAD, arrives in the southern region of the Korean Peninsula, the tensions around and within the  region seem to be escalating…

On US Secretary of Defense’s Visit to South K...

32432131231From February 2 to February 3, 2017, 13 days after his appointment as US Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis, made a trip to South Korea. The Head of the Pentagon’s idea of choosing South Korea as the first country that…

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…

South Korea in the Center of the Acute Situat...

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The beginning of 2017 was marked by the aggravation of the situation in Northeast Asia. And this time the Republic of Korea (ROK) was in the center of this negative trend…

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…

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…


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