South Korea

What the Aggravation of the US-Iranian Relati...

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Continuing to monitor the confrontation between Washington and Tehran, the author of this article can see how it affects the South Korean interests. The sanctions badly hit the country’s economy and, since the summer of 2019, there have been attempts to involve Seoul in…

Tensions in Korean-Japanese Relations: the La...

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We are continuing to keep a close eye on the trade war between Japan and South Korea to provide you with coverage of the latest chapter of events as they unfold. On August 6, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made it clear that he was not going to consider holding…

Moon Jae-in’s Spring Cleaning: the Designatio...

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On August 9, 2019 South Korean President Moon Jae-in conducted a major reshuffle, including the replacement of eight cabinet ministers and the appointment of a new ambassador to the USA. Replacing ministers is nothing new for Moon Jae-in – this kind…

The South Korean-Japanese Conflict is Unfold...

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The Japanese-South Korean conflict that we recently discussed is developing, involving other countries and turning into one of the important factors impacting the overall picture of the political situation in Northeast Asia. Let us reiterate that the Japanese-South Korean relations had always been, to put it mildly, of a somewhat…

Scandal Surrounding South Korea’s Ministry of...

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The entire month of May, South Korea was in the throes of yet another scandal involving the government, which can be best summarized as follows. On 7 May 2019, ROK’s President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump had a 35-minute telephone conversation, during which…

South Korea’s Military Partnerships Ext...

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Every few months, Asmolov’s digest examines how South Korea’s military relations are developing with its main ally and other partners in terms of military technology and politics. How these relations develop is more important for the author of these lines than Seoul’s lofty…

Who is to Take Responsibility for Man-made Ea...

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On 15 November 2018, a magnitude-5.4 earthquake struck the environs of the Pohang-si city, located in the North Gyeongsang Province. It was the second most powerful temblor in the modern history of South Korea since instrumental earthquake monitoring had begun…

The topic of North Korea at the Summit betwee...

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On April 11, in Washington, a summit between South Korea and the US was held. The two countries’ leaders, Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump, discussed a wide range of issues, concentrating on resolution of the North Korean nuclear problem. In a press release, summarizing…

Gradually Re-establishing Historical Truth ab...

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On 3 April, 2019 a commemo- ration ceremony to honor victims of a bloody suppression by government forces of the people’s uprising in 1948-1954 was held on the island of Jeju. More than 10,000 people, including representatives of the government and the National Assembly, revolt…

Japan-South Korea: Mutual Resentment is Hardl...

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One would have to point out straightaway that the subject of rising tensions between Japan and South Korea is not among the top events in world politics, which are primarily shaped by the media. In all likelihood, ordinary people are not even remotely interested in developments…

Outcomes of National Convention held by ROK’s...

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At the end of February, quite an important event took place in South Korea as the largest conservative opposition party, Liberty Korea Party (LKP), held a national convention where its new leader was elected and a future strategy adopted. To start with, we would like to remind our…

Is Ahn Hee-Jung’s Prison Sentence a Victory f...

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Not so long ago, within a context focusing on the status of women in South Korea, we looked at the case of Ahn Hee-jung, the former governor of South Chungcheong Province, whose secretary Kim Ji-eun in an interview broadcast live on cable television accused him of…


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