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May 3rd: World Press Freedom Day

May 3rd: World Press Freedom Day

According to the UNESCO, 827 journalists lost their lives while on duty over the last decade, and 8% of these cases remain unresolved.

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Seoul Reports Beijing’s Mandarin Imperiousness to WTO

Seoul Reports Beijing’s Mandarin Imperiousness to WTO

In response to Beijing’s recent economic retaliations over the deployment of THAAD, Seoul raised the issue of trade agreements violations at a WTO meeting.

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South Korea’s Strategic Importance Forgotten Amidst the Trump-Abe Honeymoon

South Korea’s Strategic Importance Forgotten Amidst the Trump-Abe Honeymoon

While the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye paralyzed South Korea’s diplomatic service, Japan has worked to strengthen Trump’s commitment to its defense.

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Post-impeachment Consensus Calls for a New Political System in South Korea

Post-impeachment Consensus Calls for a New Political System in South Korea

In the aftermath of the Candlelight Revolution, the Korean people’s demands for constitutionally restructuring the post-1987 presidency have heightened.

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China should Recalibrate its Policies towards North Korea

China should Recalibrate its Policies towards North Korea

China can no longer be patient with its rambunctious neighbor. A number of Chinese experts have recently recognized that Kim Jong-un is a worn-out nuisance.

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Can Democratic Values Survive?

Can Democratic Values Survive?

Does economic development lead to democracy? This question has been at the center of the debate among modernization theorists in the past decades.

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Time for Public-Private Partnership Innovations in Natural Disaster Insurance?

Time for Public-Private Partnership Innovations in Natural Disaster Insurance?

Global warming has heightened the probability of catastrophic natural disasters, challenging the risk management capability of governments.

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Legacies of General MacArthur’s ‘Peace Constitution’ still Matter in East Asia

Legacies of General MacArthur’s ‘Peace Constitution’ still Matter in East Asia

Post-war Japan’s constitution was an avant-garde collage of high-edge liberal democratic universal norms that revolutionized an outmoded governance system.

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The World Needs Maternalistic Leadership

The World Needs Maternalistic Leadership

With the worldwide rising tide of female leadership, the global public’s call for a female UN leader encapsulates today's zeitgeist.

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Migration and Cosmopolitan Integration

Migration and Cosmopolitan Integration

The sentiment of anti-migration scapegoating, amplified by demagogues in Western societies, has diverged their citizens’ attitudes towards migrants.

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About the Author

Mark (Won Min) Seo
Mark (Won Min) Seo

Mark (Won Min) Seo is a freelance journalist who served as an editor for NYU’s Journal of Political Inquiry. He was also a former intern with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. He has an MA in Politics from New York University.

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