South Korea

Comfort Women Reappear on Current Political S...

DK5R3rYVAAAxjLpLife is full of curveballs. On November 7, 2017, President of the United States Donald Trump winded up his visit to Japan, which was part of his relatively smooth tour of Asia; later, on the same day, he arrived in South Korea, the country that he was to visit next on his…

The Problems of Moon Jae-in’s Energy Policy

7755 Journal NEO CollageNot so long ago, we talked about the great purge of Moon Jae-in instigated to strengthen his political position. Without this, many of his projects, especially populistic initiatives, risk being buried, not unlike the similar ideas of his predecessors. In this context, let us…

The Tragedy of Sewol: A New Investigation?

5241231231On 13 October 2017, the new presidential administration of the Republic of Korea filed a petition to the prosecutor’s office about the start of a new investigation into the tragedy of the vehicle-passenger ferry Sewol. The ferry, carrying…

Park Geun-hye before Court: Trial or Inquisit...

7643234234Our previous material on the process of ex-President of South Korea Park Geun-hye came out on the eve of 16 October, when the period of her detention was due to expire. By this time, she had attended 80 court hearings, but earlier…

Moon Jae-in’s Great Purge. Episode 5: the Fig...

4325епIn the previous article on the current situation in the domestic politics of the RK, we wrote that the new president of the country, Mr. Moon Jae-in, had begun an extensive purge, which is being carried out in several…

Moon Jae-in’s Great Purge. Episode 4: Struggl...

4523424234In reviewing the action plan of the new South Korean president to enhance his position in office and create some space for a new team, we should not fail to also look at the policy of the new government focusing on the measures…

Moon Jae-in’s Great Purge. Episode 3: “the RK...

452312311On August 28, 2017, against the backdrop of the “provocations of the DPRK”, the President of the RK Moon Jae-in made a statement on the importance of reforming the country’s defense system, and instructed the military…

Moon Jae-in’s Great Purge. Episode 2: Pressur...

86643535345Continuing the series of the material dedicated to the “great purge of the new President of the RK”, we shall now proceed to the strong pressure being put on the intelligence agencies. The bigges…

Is Moon Jae-in’s Rating Beginning to Dr...

563423423The current period of the domestic policy of the Republic of Korea is predetermined by two main vectors. First, Moon Jae-in’ rating has recently been slowly but steadily dropping, and the first mass rallies against him, organized by…

Nuclear Weapons in the South of the Korean Pe...

41067380135Against the backdrop of the sixth nuclear test, calls for “getting ourselves a bomb” are increasingly heard in the RK. This may be alluding to either the resuscitation of its own nuclear project or, going the much easier route…

On the Military Activity of the Republic of K...

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Against the background of the news on the military activity of the North, the untrained reader may have a misleading impression that the Republic of Korea is like an innocent schoolgirl whose throat is held at the edge of a knife by a North Korean hooligan, and that…

Continuity of Agenda: Trump’s “Fi...

785234234The United States has issued a provocative threat to North Korea of “fire and fury.” Following it up, the Guardian would report in its article, “Trump on North Korea: maybe ‘fire and fury’ wasn’t tough enough threat,” further…


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