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Big Data And The Fight Against Coronavirus

At the end of March, the U.K. government published an article on its healthcare technology blog titled ‘The power of data in a pandemic’. The post outlined plans to aggregate data from across the National Health Service (NHS). This included 111 online/call centre data from NHS Digital and COVID-19 test […]


South Korea And Telegram’s ‘Nth Rooms:’ The Latest In Misogynistic Culture 1

Nearly 97 people have been arrested in South Korea for their connection to the ‘nth rooms.’ These chatrooms located on the messaging app Telegram have created a cycle of pornography, where individuals would share videos of girls performing depraved sexual acts in return for payments via cryptocurrency. The girls featured […]


Amidst Global Pandemic, North Korea Attempts To Project Strength

On Saturday 21 March, while the rest of the world sought to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, North Korea continued in its attempts to project strength to the world. The rogue state fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, drawing […]


What Does Denuclearizing The Korean Peninsula Actually Mean?

On Monday March 9th, North Korea “fired at least three unidentified projectiles,” over the Sea of Japan. These projectiles were detected by South Korea’s Defense Ministry, who reported that each “had a maximum flight distance of 200 kilometers (124 miles) and maximum altitude of 50 kilometers (31 miles).” The ministry […]


Major Wealth Disparity Disproportionately Affect Elderly in South Korea

South Korea has rapidly transformed itself into a major player on the international stage in a matter of decades. It’s a nation of rapid growth, innovation and ever-increasing life expectancy, studied in business schools around the world as a model of rapid upskilling, and technological innovation. Currently the 4th largest […]


Are Smart Cities Promise Of Sustainable Development, Or An Eery Utopia?

Building new “smart cities” could help solve two major current problems: rapid urban population growth and unsustainable living practices, including inefficient water and electricity use. These problems are pressing, as the biggest threat to human kind is global climate change, and smart cities bring new technologies that offer a bold, […]


In Attempt To Improve Peace Efforts, U.S., South Korea Postpone Military Drills

On Sunday 17 November, the United States and South Korea announced that they would be postponing upcoming joint military drills. Representatives from the two nations hope that doing so will bolster peace efforts in the region. However, the move has already been criticized, with many commentators concerned that the Trump […]


North Korea Launches New Missiles As Negotiations Set To Begin With United States

  News of another ominous development in the tenuous diplomatic situation on the Korean Peninsula arrived Wednesday. According to National Public Radio, North Korea test-launched a new ballistic missile from the port city of Wonsan, towards the south. The missile was reported to have landed within the Sea of Japan, […]


Japan Protests As South Korea Begins Military Drills Around Disputed Islands 1

The Takeshima/Dokdo group of islets have been a flashpoint in South Korean-Japanese relations since 2001, when the islets were included in Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), as well as in Japanese history, geography, and civics textbooks, regardless of the fact that South Korea had maintained effective control over the disputed […]


Joint Sino-Russian Air Force Exercises Leads To Warning Shots Fired From South Korea

Last week Russia and China conducted their first joint air force drills in the Asia-Pacific region. The exercises involved two Chinese H-6K jet bombers, two Russian Tu-95MS bombers, and one Russian A-50 surveillance aircraft. The Chinese and Russian aircraft flew over the Sea of Japan and into the contested air […]


Japan-South Korea Tension Overview So Far

On July 5th, Japan’s prime minister imposed new restrictions on exports that could hit South Korea’s tech industry. The limitation of the export products has caused a lot of issues in the relationship between the two countries. South Korea also responded with multiples restrictions which had gotten the public to […]


Trade War Between Japan And South Korea 4

Japan moved to tighten controls on exports of hi-tech materials to South Korea this month, a move that has caught Seoul off guard. These materials are vital to the production of smartphones and other technologies, and South Korean tech giants, such as Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and LG Display, are likely to be […]


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 […]