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Se-Woong Koo

Se-Woong Koo has 67 articles published.

Se-Woong Koo earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University and taught Korean studies at Stanford, Yale, and Ewha Women's University. He has written for The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and Al Jazeera among other publications.

Overlooked, All the More Authentic

Seocheon was never on my list of places to travel. Is the travel experience more 'authentic' when the destination is more overlooked?

Donald Trump: A Merchant of Death

“We are making the finest equipment in the world, and you are buying a lot of it and we appreciate that." Trump's visit came down to one thing: arms sales.

Itaewon mosque and Hannam Newtown District 3

End of Itaewon As We Know Nears

It was a matter of time before Itaewon was 'redeveloped.' The most significant step toward razing a part of it came Tuesday.

Insadong antique shop

Insadong: Breathing Its Last

Insadong in central Seoul is known as a preserve of Korea's traditional culture. But in reality old shops are closing or leaving.

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