South Korea

Union-Led Popular Protests Push to Oust South Korean President

By Hyun Lee and Gregory Elich | December 8, 2015 Originally published in Labor Notes Massive protests have rocked South Korea’s capital city of Seoul

In South Korea, a Dictator’s Daughter Cracks Down on Labor

By Tim Shorrock | December 3, 2015 Originally published in The Nation.com   Following in the footsteps of her dictator father, South Korea’s President, Park

Political And Economic Struggle In South Korea

By Martin Hart-Landsberg | November 30, 2015 from his blog: Reports from the Economic Front Tens of thousands are expected to gather in Seoul on

South Korean Labor Strikes Back:
Interview with KCTU president Han Sang-gyun

By Hyun Lee | November 12, 2015 Co-published with Foreign Policy in Focus Standing in the way of South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s series of

Fightback in Korea

By Gregory Elich | November 12, 2015 Originally published in Counterpunch. In a climate of increasing repression, the Park Geun-hye government in South Korea is

Urgent Need for Diplomacy in Korea

August 21, 2015 Dear President Obama: We at the Korea Policy Institute urge you to act swiftly to seek a peaceful resolution to current hostilities

Women Cross DMZ for “A Different Future, A Different Possibility for Korea”

Women Cross DMZ for “A Different Future, A Different Possibility for Korea” An Interview with Christine Ahn* By Paul Liem** | May 15, 2015 The

KPI Advisor Bruce Cumings Interview: “Washington has always preferred Tokyo over Seoul”

University of Chicago Professor and KPI Advisory Board member Bruce Cumings recently conducted an interview via email with the Hankyoreh’s Washington correspondent, discussing the recent

2015 Jeju Film and Speaking Tour

In April 2015, the Korea Policy Institute helped to coordinate a speaking tour and film exhibition on the 8 year struggle in Jeju island to

Korean A-Bomb Survivors of Hiroshima Speak Out at the United Nations

KPI | May 9, 2015  The 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) is meeting at