Tag: South Korea

Asia-Pacific International Security

In recent years, security concerns in the Asia-Pacific region have risen to the forefront of national headlines. This region remains a battlefield of military showmanship, rising economic power, and governmental scandals – a goldmine of political debate. The South China…

THAAD: A Tale of Four Countries

Amidst western cacophony surrounding the rise of a new radical right in European elections, a new U.S. travel ban, and the unveiling of Republicans’ now-defeated bill to repeal Obamacare, on March 6, 2017, two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)…

David Adjaye and Living Architecture

Despite its aesthetic affectations, urban architecture is far from a politically-detached art form. The city, as an organic entity unto itself and tangible representative of human civilisation, acts as both facilitator of inclusion and aggravator of inequality, often simultaneously. The…

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…

South Korean MPs Break World Record for the Longest Filibuster in History

Every March 1st is Independence Movement Day in Korea, which commemorates the historic civil uprising in 1919 against Japanese imperial rule. But this year’s commemoration marked more than a statutory holiday, as hundreds of thousands of people gathered to observe…

An exploding North Korea: unifcation talks spurred by catastrophe

After a major H5N1 (Bird Flu) outbreak, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea fell into disrepair with Kim Jung Un’s execution and the rise of civil war. This was compounded by a widespread famine caused by the H5N1 epidemic which left…

Gender Discrimination in South Korea

Confucianism was, and still is, deeply rooted in South Korea’s society. One particular theme is patriarchy where each gender has its own role in a family. Family is an important functioning unit of society in South Korea; the society functions like a big family in…

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…