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Moon Jae-in

A Small Scandal, A Big Blow to Moon Jae-in’s Credibility

What seems like a fight over minor failings of Kim Ki-sik, South Korea's new Financial Supervisory Service governor, has undercut the Moon Jae-in government's claim that it is morally superior to conservatives who ruled before Moon.

April 3 Uprising and Massacre

Dark Tour: Jeju Island Beyond Teddy Bear Museums

This month marks 70 years of 4.3, one of the worst cases of violence perpetrated by the South Korean state against its own citizens. A different sort of tour shows Jeju beyond the teddy bears and postcard beaches.

North Korea Summit 101

For those of you who haven't been following the news, Kim Jong-un has been coming out of the Peninsula. Recently he met China's Xi Jinping. Next on his platter are the presidents of South Korea and the U.S. Here is our introduction about the basics of what is happening. 

Why Does China Hate THAAD So Much?

THAAD is a pretty useful acronym to know if you're interested in geopolitical tensions in East Asia, especially about North Korea. Why does China hate it?

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