South Korea


Rewilding Conflict Zones: From Iron Curtain To Green Belt

The world is experiencing unprecedented biodiversity loss; dubbed the Sixth Mass Extinction, with 60 per cent of animal populations wiped out since 1970. Human activity has significantly affected three-quarters of land; with agriculture, urbanization, industry and climate change decimating ecosystems and biodiversity. In response, a growing conservation movement – ‘rewilding’ […]


Trump’s Upcoming Visit To South Korea Sparks Hope Of Potential North Korea Talks

President Donald Trump plans to visit South Korea this weekend in hopes of resuming talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to shut down North Korea’s nuclear program. President Trump will also meet with South Korean president Moon Jae-in and foster “in-depth discussions on ways to work together to […]


U.S Threatens Sanctions With Seemingly No Benefits To Iran’s Top Five Oil Exporters

On Monday, April 22nd, the United States stated that if China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Turkey continued to import oil from Iran after May 2nd, when their waivers expire, they will no longer be exempt from US sanctions. Iran has denounced these sanctions, calling them illegal, and does not […]


Japan Demands Apology From South Korea Over Remarks Of Emperor Akihito

Japan has formally requested an apology from the South Korean government after a legislator made comments regarding the current Japanese Emperor Akihito’s genealogical links to war crimes perpetrated during World War II, particularly against South Korean workers and women. Japan’s demand for an apology, in fact, came as a response […]


South Korea’s Supreme Court Orders Japanese Firm To Compensate Wartime Employees

South Korea’s Supreme Court has ordered a Japanese steelmaker to compensate the victims of forced labour during Japan’s wartime control of the Korean peninsula between 1910 and 1945. The court ordered the company, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSM) to pay 100 million won ($88,000) in compensation to each […]


Sports Diplomacy Promises Peace On The Korean Peninsula

Three North Korean under-15 football teams arrived in South Korea to attend the Ari Sports Tournament, with the first game held in Gangwon-do Province on October 29. Around 10,000 spectators were present and many waved the white and blue Korean Unification Flag, indicating the significance of this tournament. The competition […]


As Talks Between Washington And Pyongyang Stall, Fears Over The Breakdown Of North Korea’s Denuclearization Process Rise

This past week, North Korean official Kim Yong-chol abruptly cancelled a planned meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for this Thursday.  As both countries seek to reconcile their differences and pursue détente, the latest developments in the bilateral relationship pose deep challenges for maintaining peace and stability on […]


South Korea’s Supreme Court Rules In Favour Of Conscientious Objection To Military Service 1

On Thursday, South Korea’s Supreme Court ruled that men can legally reject mandatory military service on conscientious or religious grounds without punishment. This decision comes after years of South Korean law that required able-bodied men to serve at least two years in the nation’s military. In 2004, the Supreme Court […]