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New South Korean leader vows to be a ‘clean’ president

By Dee-Dee S.C. E.

Three days after being sworn into office, South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-in, a former opposition leader, vowed to be a different president, saying he would “set a new example and make utmost efforts in becoming a leader who would be viewed as a success by the public and by history.” 182 more words

Politics & Policy

Park Chung-hee Napoleon

If it is true, as Foucault claimed, that Hegel stands waiting, motionless, at the end of every path we beat away from him, then we should not be surprised if the same is true of the greatest of Hegel’s world-historical actors—Napoleon. 1,751 more words

Conceptual Analysis

Park Geun-hye or the fall of the Iron Lady of South Korea

She entered the Blue House, the residence of the President of South Korea, as the most popular politician in her country. She has just left it as the most unpopular one, marked by one of the biggest political scandals in South Korea, impeachment and a possible trial for corruption.  586 more words


Michael Auslin: South Korea’s Political Crisis Could Become Regional

This is a time of extreme uncertainty on the Korean peninsula, and the next months could see dangerous instability.

Michael Auslin writes: After weeks of massive public protests in downtown Seoul of up to one million people, South Korea’s parliament decisively  534 more words


South Korean President Park Geun-hye Struggles to Avoid Impeachment

SEOUL (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that she will resign — if parliament arranges the technical details — in her latest attempt to fend off impeachment efforts and massive street protests amid prosecution claims that a corrupt confidante wielded government power from the shadows. 474 more words


South Korea president offers to resign over corruption scandal — but still insists she did nothing illegal

TOKYO — Embattled South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that she would allow the National Assembly to determine her fate, signalling that she would resign over a corruption and influence-peddling scandal if lawmakers so demanded. 1,057 more words