Regions / South Korea
South Korea's conservative government is rolling back free speech protections and going after progressive activists and political parties.
Criminal indictments for defamation have more than doubled in South Korea, chilling free speech and giving pause to critics of President Park Geun-hye and her party.
South Korea may be better known for its high-tech exports, but its small farmers are leading the way when it comes to food sovereignty and community agriculture.
By targeting public officials who scrutinize the country's notorious internal intelligence service, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye is rolling back hard-won democratic gains in South Korea.
Often suspected of being spies, many North Korean defectors to South Korea are greeted with some of the same mistreatment they sought to escape up North.
The crisis of people-trafficking and sexual exploitation in Northeast Asia is not a nationalist issue; it is a gender issue.
In the current crisis on the Korean peninsula, the Obama administration is virtually repeating the 2004 Bush playbook.
North Korea has announced that it's withdrawing its workforce 53,000 workers from the Kaesong Industrial Complex, jointly held with South Korean.
What if the North Koreans grew desperate enough to attempt to conquer only the portions of South Korea closest to them -- which are also the most valuable?
What the North Korean leadership is hoping to achieve by its belligerence is anyone's guess, but the aggressive U.S. response has only escalated tensions.