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On May 3, the Yoon Suk-yeol administration announced its 6 broad visions that will guide its policymaking over the next five years. These include (1) policy and legal reforms, (2) economic growth, (3) welfare, (4) education and innovation, (5) security, and (6) regional developments. Digging into their subcomponents, there are several continuities between Yoon's vision…

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May 23, 2022

South Korea has one of the lowest food self-sufficiency rates among OECD countries. Supply chain constraints during the pandemic brought the country’s reliance on food imports into focus. Now, the crisis in Ukraine, coupled with India’s restriction of wheat exports, threatens to further raise domestic food prices. Even after experiencing a sudden spike in global…

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May 22, 2022

A video on the social media platform TikTok went viral after a popular vlogger was accosted while attempting to film a South Korean club’s anti-foreigner entry sign. The incident spurred conversations on the racism and xenophobia faced by the international community living within Korea, particularly in Seoul. Such occurrences are common, and several similar happenings…

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On May 2, South Korea and Norway kicked off the annual defense industry cooperation talk in Seoul with a focus on Oslo’s prospective acquisition of Korean tanks. Both players hope to also deepen bilateral and regional cooperation through joint defense research. This is representative of Korea’s broader effort to play a bigger role in the…

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May 9, 2022