Tag: Park Geun Hye

A New Direction for South Korea

In April, South Korea’s former President Park Geun-Hye was impeached and charged with bribery, coercion, abuse of power, and leaking state secrets. Her trial began on May 23rd with her denial of any wrongdoing, despite overwhelming evidence against her. Included…

Understanding South Korea’s Presidential Elections

On May 9th, South Koreans elected Moon Jae-in, a liberal candidate, to succeed Park Geun-hye’s conservative government. This election was a significant turn away from what could have threatened South Korean democracy once again. For half a century now, South Koreans…

Keeping Up with the Parks: All You Need to Know About Korea’s New Reality Show

A whole new bewitching Korean soap opera has completely redefined horizons for many K-drama fans worldwide. With unthinkable plot twists and a cast like never seen before, this scandalous reality series is fast-paced, provocative, and painfully nonfictional. Just in case…

A Good President Makes History, a Bad One Changes History Books

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” Does this sound familiar? As is well known, this is an excerpt from George Orwell’s 1984, a novel about an infamous dystopian future and a…

Weekly Roundup: Problem Solved?

With today’s news reaching from Xinjiang to Iran, there was no doubt that the MIR Online writers would take us around the world yet again. From fixing faltering economies to correcting faulty translations, this week’s articles show that solutions are…

Threat of Lame Duck Looms over South Korea

Whereas the year 2015 marks the 70th year of Korea’s independence, the citizens’ faith in the nation’s government seems to have plummeted to a record low. On January 30th, polling agency Gallup Korea announced that public support for President Park…