By Ben McGrath, December 20, 2012
Park Geun-hye’s election represents a turn to authoritarian forms of rule by the South Korean corporate elite.
By Ben McGrath, December 15, 2012
The parties connected with the Korean Co-federation of Trade Unions are promoting the fraud that the Democrat candidate in the South Korean presidential election represents “a lesser evil.”
By Ben McGrath, December 3, 2012
Ahn Cheol-soo, a wealthy businessman, has thrown his support behind the Democrat in what is now largely a two-person race.
By Ben McGrath, October 30, 2012
The union sell-out of the campaign by auto workers will create more onerous working conditions.
By John Chan, October 15, 2012
The Obama administration’s move is set to heighten geo-political tensions in North East Asia.
By Ben McGrath, October 6, 2012
The government claims it is trying to prevent crime and protect citizens, but the real aim is to prepare for future crackdowns against social unrest.
By Ben McGrath, September 6, 2012
Tokyo and Seoul have refused to back away from competing claims over the Dokdo/Takeshima islands.
By Peter Symonds, August 22, 2012
Both governments are stirring up nationalist sentiment at home to deflect attention from mounting social tensions and political opposition.
By Ben McGrath, July 18, 2012
Park Geun-hye’s emergence is as the leading presidential candidate is a warning that more authoritarian forms of rule are being prepared.
By Ben McGrath, July 13, 2012
Seoul’s proposed intelligence-sharing agreement with Tokyo provoked a political crisis for the South Korean government.
By Ben McGrath, June 14, 2012
The heavy fines were designed to intimidate students who are struggling to cope with rising tuition costs.
By Ben McGrath, May 16, 2012
As well as being exposed to a domestic real estate bubble, South Korea’s banking system is heavily dependent on international credit markets.