South Korea

Population & Society

Declining Dominance: Korea’s Chaebol are Losing Their Privileged Position

Thursday, May 11, 2023

The dominance and entitlement of Korea’s family-owned conglomerates, known as chaebol, have diminished in recent years and may be further on the wane


South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Signals Seoul’s Re-engagement in the Region

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

The recent flurry of diplomacy by South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol indicates that Seoul is intent on implementing its new Indo-Pacific Strategy


Korea-Japan Rapprochement: Challenges, Implications and Expectations

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Moves by President Yoon Suk-yeol to address irritants in South Korea’s relations with Japan have led to the first bilateral summit since 2011


Floating Future: A Sustainable City Project in South Korea is a Model of Affordable Climate Adaptation

Thursday, January 26, 2023

A landmark sustainable floating city pilot in the South Korean port of Busan is likely to be a major step forward for effective climate adaptation


The Connections World of Asian Business Threatens Future Progress

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Authors Simon Commander and Saul Estrin argue that the close relationship between Asia's political elites and business dynasties will impede the region’s future growth


The OECD Has Brokered a Global Tax Agreement – Should Asian Countries Care?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Why did the announcement of the OECD's ground-breaking global minimum tax proposal have little effect on markets?


An Asian Century Is A Long Way Off

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Asia's economies cannot sustain high growth forever, social tensions are increasing and ageing government leaders lack the capacity to cope with critical challenges.


Democracy in Southeast Asia: Elites are an Obstacle

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Robin Ramcharan of the Asia Centre in Bangkok offers an approach for strengthening democratization in the region.


Rethinking US Alliances and Partnerships as Insurance Contracts

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Alliances and partnerships with the US should be viewed as insurance contracts to hedge against the uncertainties of Beijing’s growing power and influence.