The word “watch” is a double, perhaps triple, entendre when it comes to South Korea’s prime minister and acting president…
A growing number of conservatives are competing against the anti-Park Geun-hye protests by holding their own "Taegeukgi Rally" to "defend democracy."
Park Geun-hye resists calls for her to step down. But South Korea is ready for the presidential election. Who are the candidates? What are the main issues?
Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon is in Korea, dutifully performing certain political rituals in a sign that presidency is still very much a feudal institution.
It looks like President Park Geun-hye has no friends left. But a group of die-hard fans, known as the I Love Park Geun-hye Club or "Parksamo," still continue to cheer her as her father's one true heir.
Foreigners banned from rallies; humor and satire at rallies; people have low opinions of their jobs; mounting opinions in favor of conscientious objectors.
Watching the archival video of Park Geun-hye and Choi Tae-min, I was struck by how familiar the whole scene seemed. Such fervent religiosity is an integral part of the fabric of contemporary South Korea.