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Step Back, Think Twice
27 March 2015 - 5:45pm
On Wednesday, Wikileaks, the infamous site that publishes formerly-secret documents anonymously for the public to read, released the Investment Chapter from the until-now secret Trans-Pacific...
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system being fired at night.
Necessary Position
18 March 2015 - 2:30pm
On March 16, the Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister and the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs both landed in Seoul four hours apart. After meeting with his Korean...
Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany (Photo by א via Wikimedia Commons)
True Leader
13 March 2015 - 12:30pm
German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized Japan’s perception of the past via the Asahi Shimbun and the voice of Okada Katsuya, the leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, when she made a recent...
The National Assembly Building of Korea.
Legal Solution
10 March 2015 - 3:30pm
Violence against U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert has lead Koreans to discuss anti-terrorism legislation. The ruling party is calling for the swift passage of an anti-terrorism bill proposed by lawmaker...
Just after Kim Ki-jong attacked U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert, he screams, “I have committed a terrorist act today to prevent a war, targeting the annual Key Resolve-Foal Eagle military exercises between South Korea and the U.S.”
Attack on US Ambassador
7 March 2015 - 1:00pm
U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman recently made a controversial remark, appearing to take sides with Japan on historical issues stemming from its wartime atrocities and...
The Sewol Ferry capsizing.
Controversy over Kim Young-ran Act
5 March 2015 - 6:00pm
The so-called Kim Young-ran Act against illegal solicitations and bribery passed the plenary session of the National Assembly on Mar. 3. It is hoped that the passage of the bill, which covers all...
Wendy Sherman, under secretary of state for political affairs, speaks at Washington’s Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Feb. 27 (local time).
Outrageous Blame
3 March 2015 - 4:55pm
At Washington’s Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Feb. 27 (local time), Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman bluntly expressed her discontent with the conflict...
Heather Cho, former vice president of Korean Air, during her apology in December 2014.
Nepotism in South Korea
14 January 2015 - 1:40pm
The Korean Air scandal in which Heather Cho, a vice president of the airline and daughter of its chairman, lambasted a crew member for incorrectly serving macadamia nuts not according to manual, and...
Intellectual Property Framework
4 December 2014 - 6:00pm
On July 20, 2011, the Intellectual Property Framework Act (IPFA) became effective in Korea, focusing government support for the creation, protection, utilization, and infrastructure of intellectual...
To our Readers
24 November 2014 - 3:11pm
Korea has signed a free trade agreement with China, its largest trade partner. Although some criticize the agreement for its hastiness and lower-than-expected market opening, there is no doubt that...
The heart of the Gangnam district of Seoul. (Photo by Leeyan Kym N. Fontano via Wikimedia Commons)
Private Equity
17 November 2014 - 6:21pm
The author F. Scott Fitzgerald once famously remarked that “there are no second acts in (American) life.” Korean investors are hoping that a second act is available for private equity (PE), the much-...
The Dosan Seowon, or Cofucian academy, was established in 1574 in Andong, South Korea, in memory of Confucian scholar Yi Hwang, by some of his disciples and other Confucian authorities. (Photo by Steve46814 via Wikimedia Commons)
Look to the Past
5 November 2014 - 6:39pm
As Korean and Chinese economic exchange becomes more extensive, it is essential that a broader range of cultural and educational programs for collaboration be established that assure a broad range of...

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