South Korea

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…

On the Visit of the President of the Republic...

56324432323On July 2, President of the Republic of Korea Mr. Moon Jae-in returned home from the United States, completing his first five-day foreign visit after assuming office. During the summit, issues related to the settlement of…

THAAD: Halt for Environmental Reasons as an A...

5634234123On June 8, 2017, a representative of the presidential administration of the Republic of Korea told reporters that the deployment of US missile defense systems on South Korea territory should be suspended until the completion…


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