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South Korea news and analysis from The Nation
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
July 31, 2020
‘We Need to Move From a Wartime Mentality to a Peacetime Mentality’
US and Korean groups are pushing for a peace treaty to finally end the Korean War.
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May 29, 2020
The Coronavirus Thrives on Hate
Homophobia may help tip South Korea back into its Covid-19 crisis. It may also keep America deeply mired in its own public health disaster.
Patrick G. Lee
May 28, 2020
2 Days in May That Shattered Korean Democracy
The US response to a dictatorship’s repression in Gwangju in 1980 was even worse than we thought.
May 1, 2020
Electoral Triumph Spurs Green New Deal in South Korea
Citizens say they are ready for a renewed emphasis on making peace with North Korea and creating a greener future less dependent on fossil fuels.
March 20, 2020
How South Korea Triumphed, and the US Floundered, Over the Pandemic
Testing, national health care, and transparency saved the day.
March 5, 2020
Washington Hawks Are Softening Their Hard Line on Sanctions Against North Korea
They fear Mike Pompeo’s diplomacy is backfiring and may be alienating South Korea—and they worry that sanctions will vastly worsen the COVID-19 epidemic.