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South Korea news and analysis from The Nation
September 27, 2022
Letters: Shinzo Abe’s Legacy
Readers offer further insights on the former Japanese prime minister’s vexed relationship with history.
July 18, 2022
The Fight Over Berlin’s Comfort Woman Statue
Why the bronze figure of a girl in Germany is infuriating the Japanese government.
May 30, 2022
President Biden’s Trip to Asia
Dividing the world into rival blocs, the Cold War way.
Michael T. Klare
April 20, 2022
Wheelchair Users Block the Seoul Subway as the Right Takes Power
The hostility of the conservative party has pushed the disability-rights movement to the center of a larger fight for minority groups in South Korea.
Lee Hyun Choi
March 18, 2022
South Korean Feminists Brace for a “Long, Hard Winter” Under a Right-Wing Leader
Yoon Suk-yeol’s election win was the culmination of a sexist backlash that swept the country.
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March 8, 2022
The Unknown Oligarch Fighting for an Endless Korean War
Follow the money fomenting conflict on the Korean Peninsula, and all roads lead to Honolulu.
August 9, 2021
Misogynistic Hate Will Not Stop Korean Feminism
Male chauvinists launched a campaign to humiliate An San, a 20-year-old archer. Instead of giving in, she won another gold.
Lee Hyun Choi
March 19, 2021
Anti-Asian Violence in America Is Rooted in US Empire
If we are to stop anti-Asian hatred in the United States, we must recognize how US foreign policy perpetuates it.
Terry K Park
November 16, 2020
Biden Signals Flexibility on North Korea, but Peace Groups Are Wary
Koreans fear a return to Obama’s failed “strategic patience” policy.
August 26, 2020
Letter From Seoul
“South Korea is not looking to the US to show the way anymore.”
Kristin R. Pak