South Korea

Protests Threaten Biden Administration’s Plans for a New Golden Era in U.S.-South Korean Relations

Protesters in Seoul demand withdrawal of U.S. troops from South Korea During his trip to the Indo-Pacific in May, U.S. President Joe Biden made his first stop in South Korea where he hoped to inaugurate a new golden era of U.S.-South Korean relations. South Korea’s newly elected President Yoon Suk-yeol was a conservative who had […]

On the Latest inter-Korean Escalation amid New Joint Military Exercises

Before the end of 2022 and especially before the beginning of autumn, the author expects a seasonal rise in tension on the Korean peninsula due to large-scale US and South Korean military exercises. From August 22 to 25, 2022, the 54th nation-wide Ulchi exercise will be held in the ROK. The Ministry of Security and Public […]

Lee Myung-bak’s Ordeals

On August 12, 2022, President Yoon Suk-yeol approved a list of those subject to a special amnesty on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Korea from Japanese colonial rule. It comprises 1,693 people, including major businessmen. They include Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Jae-yong, who was previously released from prison on parole, […]

ROK Police against Yoon Suk-yeol

The last years of Moon Jae-in’s reign were remembered for the war of the prosecutor’s office and the Ministry of Justice, which resulted in the election of the former Prosecutor General by the president. But it seems that during the reign of Yoon Suk-yeol, we can observe a confrontation between the presidential administration, the Ministry […]

On Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to South Korea

The New Eastern Outlook has already written about the Taiwan leg of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s tour, but we will talk about Pelosi’s reception in the Republic of Korea, where she headed straight afterwards. Coverage of the Taiwanese part of Pelosi’s visit in the North and South of the Korean Peninsula Pyongyang […]

Sex and Violence in the South Korean Army – Investigations are Ongoing

It often happens that, after describing a loud scandal when it only flares up, the author abandons the topic, and the audience never finds out how it ended. Avoiding this, the author tries from time to time to look at the development of the sad stories he wrote about earlier – for example, about the […]

Welcome to Video – the Fight against Child Pornography in South Korea

In March 2018 a joint task force of law enforcement officers from the USA, UK and South Korea took down Welcome to Video, a South Korean-based child pornography website hosted on the darknet. The seizure of the site was the result of one of the largest operations against child pornography ever launched. According to the […]