South Korea

Republic of Korea and “Terrorist Threat to th...

43534543Blatant terrorist attacks taking place recently, including the one of November 13 in Paris, echoed around the world. The Republic of Korea is no exception. This article will discuss Korea’s reaction to the terrorism challenge of our time and how…

The war over history in South Korea

165038The crisis surrounding the attempts to create a standardised history textbook for secondary schools and universities in the Republic of Korea is still ongoing. Protests against the state policy in this sphere even served as a reason for the opposition’s…

Trilateral Summit in Seoul: Background and So...

2342355555On November 1, 2015, Seoul hosted a summit lasting three and a half hours between the Prime Ministers of China and Japan and the President of South Korea (Republic of Korea, RK). The last time such an event was held was in May 2012…

War Over the History of South Korea

685005222The political forces in the Republic of Korea continue a bitter dispute over the Ministry of Education decision to transition to a unified national history textbook for intermediate and higher school levels. Formally, from 2017 the national history…

Conservatives in South Korea – a New Offensiv...

564645333South Korea periodically pleases us with its interesting events of political life, but not all of them are noticeable. For example, the attempted constitutional coup, launched against President Park Geun-hye by representatives…

The New “Steps Towards Democracy”...

76876845555On July 15 2015, the police of the Republic of Korea in Seoul raided the office and residence of members of the civil movement, “Korean Alliance”, (in Korea – the association for independent reunification and the development of democracy), who advocate…

Non-DPRK Hackers, or Another Scandal in the K...

564562222Some time ago, the author of this article and some of his colleagues, including foreign ones, began receiving strange letters, with attachments representing rather clumsy attempts to hack mailboxes or to access…

South Korea: A Different Kind of Coup Attempt

1356019Usually, speaking about a political struggle in the Republic of Korea, we pay attention to either the suppression of the opposition forces or attempts of President Park Geun-hye to strengthen her position in the struggle against the neoconservatives. This struggle…

A South Korean Series or Following Our Public...

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As usual, we track news on hot topics that were the focus in our previous publications. A possible escalation against…

Fight against corruption in South Korea and r...

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Let us follow up on the subject that we touched upon earlier, since the events, causing a scandal in South…

A new Round in the Anti-corruption Drive in S...

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The South Korean government approved ratification of a new anti-corruption law passed by parliament on March 24, 2015, already informally…

On Deployment of the American ABM System Elem...

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According to the South-Korean mass media reports, despite previous denials by the RK government of this fact, the US military…

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