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Kaitlyn King is a graduate student at George Washington University, studying International Affairs with a concentration in Asian Studies. She received her BA in International Relations with a minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of Southern California. Her research interests include inter-Korean relations and ROK-U.S.-Japan foreign policy, with a particular focus on historical and cultural impacts on policy. As part of her undergraduate studies, Kaitlyn has researched the impact of political memory on South Korea-Japan trade in the twenty-first century.

South Korea’s political parties appear to be renewing their focus on identifying key voting blocs. The Democratic Party’s (DP) promotion and removal of 26-year-old women’s rights activist Park Ji-Hyun may reflect this effort in action. However, the identity of the leader still plays an outsized role while bottom-up demands often go unaddressed. 2022 marked the…

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July 2, 2022

South Korea, Japan, and the United States have pledged to deepen security cooperation in response to growing threats from North Korea. On June 11, the nations convened at a Trilateral Ministerial Meeting and issued a joint statement condemning North Korea’s provocative posture and reaffirming their commitment to nuclear non-proliferation. But this trilateral alignment repeats the…

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June 25, 2022

Last year, pop idols Blackpink were designated as promotional ambassadors for the UN Climate Change Conference. The group has continued its advocacy this year, delivering new calls for environmental awareness and rallying fans around environmental activism. Other K-pop bands and their fans also promote social causes – particularly environmental protection. However, the music industry’s current…

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June 19, 2022