South Korea

The Diplomatic Crisis Around “Comfort Women”:...

916A778Many of the author’s materials have been devoted to the surge of tension associated with the so-called ‘Comfort Women’ problem (Kor.: Wianbu) and the unsuccessful attempt to resolve the problem under Park Geun-hye. However, before we analyse the crisis in more detail about this…

What Should Moon Jae-in Do to Establish an In...

015a2383ff5f3619cab9fef3b96b4642In the previous articles, we have already mentioned about the straddling the fence policy of new President of the Republic of Korea. On the one hand, Moon Jae-in actively lobbies American policy toward the DPRK, and on the other hand constantly…

On the Roots of Anti-Japan Moods in South Kor...

S44656234324The interest that has been generated by the author’s articles on the scandals around the Yasukuni shrine and other articles on our web-site on the “comfort women” problem has encouraged the author to take a closer look at the inception of much of the hard-core anti-Japanese…

Changes for the better in relations between t...

TH342342342The end of 2017 may be distinguished by identifiable changes in the policy of Beijing relation to the states of the Korean peninsula: if in the North Korean direction after the sixth nuclear test of 2017 there is a tightening…

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 consider the course of …

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…


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