Northeast Asia

Slow Progress: South Korea’s Gender Inequality Issue

South Korea’s ongoing struggle with gender inequality has ramifications for its economy and society. The country’s new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, may end up exacerbating this problem by denying its existence.

South Korea’s Green New Deal: The Dirty Reality

As one of the world’s largest CO2-emitters, South Korea has pledged to go carbon neutral. However, decarbonization will be an uphill battle that will require more than what the government has planned.

Photo: J. Patrick Fischer
The Chaebol of South Korea: The Conglomerates that Dominate the Korean Economy

Successive attempts by South Korea’s government to rein in the country’s economic titans have been inadequate. As a result, the chaebols have only grown more powerful since the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic.