South Korea

The Dark Side To South Korea’s Olympic Diplomacy With North Korea

One of the main highlights of the 2018 Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics that caught the world’s attention was the joint entry of both South and North Korean athletes during the opening ceremony. They all wore uniforms with simply “Korea” written on them and marched under a single flag depicting a […]

North Korea And Olympic Politics

On Friday, the 23rd Winter Games commenced in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Amongst millions of cheering spectators, the North and South Korean teams marched in the Opening Ceremonies under a specially created white and blue banner, representing unification. Korean government officials from both sides of the peninsula shook hands, while U.S. […]

The Symbolic Ceremonial Olympic March Of The Koreas: What Does It Mean For Diplomacy?

On February 9th, 2018, the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang began. During the commencement ceremonies, an event took place that baffled and amazed many – North and South Korean athletes walked out together under a unification flag. In addition, North Korean athletes were added to roasters to compete alongside South Korean […]

Militarized Security Build-Up Accompanies South Korean Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics, scheduled to begin on February 9th in the mountainous region of Pyeongchang County, South Korea, will feature an unprecedented use of the military for security purposes, according to reports that have surfaced in the past weeks. The New York Times said the force of 60,000 security […]