How one Korean-American woman got tangled up with the South Korean security state after a life-changing visit to the North.
South Korea and the Politics of Patience
In the “fast-fast” political culture of South Korea, some leaders are patiently—and effectively—making strides for democracy, clean energy, and maybe even peace.
Korea’s Balloon War
South Korean activists are using balloons to send political and religious propaganda across the DMZ. They’re also endangering Koreans on both sides of the border.
South Korea: Still Stonewalling About the Sewol
Six months after a ferry crash killed nearly 300 South Koreans, the Korean government continues to stymie investigations into its behavior and harass the families of victims.
The Sewol on Our Shores
For some Korean American activists, the Sewol ferry disaster is a reminder that South Korean capitalism is a product of the country’s authoritarian past—a past in which the U.S. played no small part.
Is the Sewol Tragedy South Korea’s Katrina?
The South Korean government is now bearing the brunt of the public’s wrath over the Sewol ferry tragedy.
Breathless in North Korea
For 60 years, Koreans on both sides of the DMZ have awaited a peace treaty. Instead they’ve gotten an arms race and political repression.
The Sun Also Rises: Resisting Militarism in Japan
It’s a critical time to support Japanese efforts to oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s nationalist refashioning of his country.
Korea’s Domestic Cold War
South Korea’s conservative government is rolling back free speech protections and going after progressive activists and political parties.
South Korea’s Free Speech Problem
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.