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Moon Jae-in the Groveler
President Moon Jae-in, with his hat in hand, went to Beijing to mend bilateral ties - ties that had been frayed when China decided to impose sanctions on SOUTH Korean businesses for South Korea’s audacity to attempt to DEFEND itself from North Korean missil...
Moon Jae-in the Groveler
Moon Jae-in the Groveler
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Trump's Silence Over China's Bullying Could Resurrect South Korea's Anti-Americanism
Park Geun-hye’s impeachment has brought nine years of conservative governance in Korea to a screeching halt. Now that there isn’t a single conservative candidate who has not been tainted by the Park Geun-hye/Choi Soon-sil scandal to one degree or another, i...
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Random Thoughts about Park Geun-hye, Her Impeachment, and What Comes Next
I don’t know which honorific to use to refer to Park Geun-hye anymore. All former presidents, no matter how disgraced they later became, are still referred to as Former President So-and-So. But none of them was successfully impeached. So do we call her Form...
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South Korea is Marginalized and that is South Korea's Fault
In my latest column for NK News, I talked about how the ROK-US alliance could be severely strained due to the toxic mix of the Trump administration and any progressive-led future government in Seoul. President Trump’s cabinet, while not yet fully formed, is...
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President Park Geun-hye has been Impeached!
200 votes were needed to impeach President Park Geun-hye. 234 members of the National Assembly voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye. For the second time in South Korea’s short history, the National Assembly has moved to impeach a sitting president. Unti...
President Park Geun-hye has been Impeached!
President Park Geun-hye has been Impeached!
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Movie Review: La La Land
WARNING: The following review contains spoilers. If you have not yet seen La La Land and wish to do so without having the plot given away, then do not read this. Image Source Some of the earliest movies I remember having watched as a child were musicals and...
Movie Review: La La Land
Movie Review: La La Land
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Populism and Nostalgia: Now it's the Progressives' Turn
Considering President Park Geun-hye’s  dismal approval ratings , her electoral win for the presidency back in 2012 seems like more than a distant memory. However, in order to understand how her successor is going to become the next president, it is importan...
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South Korea's Progressives Need to Grow Up in the Age of Trump
On November 10, a South Korean lawmaker from the main opposition Minjoo Party, Rep. Yun Ho-jung, said he would seek a dismissal motion against Defense Minister Han Min-koo if South Korea continues to move forward to sign the Security of Military Information...
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Trump's Economic Proposals and How They Might Backfire
When presidential candidates are campaigning for office, they will promise everything from free healthcare to free lawn care if that is what is needed to get the votes they need to win. So when they do get elected, many of them renege on a great number of t...
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Trump Did Not Reverse Himself on Korea
It is being widely reported in news outlets around the world that President-Elect Trump seems to have reversed himself on various topics. One of the things that Trump seems to be backing away from is his pledge to go through with “a complete and total shutd...
Trump Did Not Reverse Himself on Korea
Trump Did Not Reverse Himself on Korea
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