Countries that previously fared best at controlling COVID are now finding it tougher to keep cases and deaths down.
Inspired by the sensitive, handsome men they see on TV in their favorite K-dramas, they travel abroad in pursuit of a ‘soft’ masculinity they say they can’t find at home.
The conservative winner faces a housing crisis and the task of restarting dialogue with North Korea.
A defecting North Korean gymnast recently went back after struggling to make a new life for himself.
The two countries are on fundamentally different pages when it comes to regional security, and this is going to become more of an issue in the future.
It was the biases of its ‘first world’ which prevented South Africa from mobilising the energies and talents of most of its people against COVID-19.
Squid Game alludes to anti-worker violence that has permeated South Korean labour history, and reminds viewers of the need to overcome real inequalities.
In the hit Korean Netflix show ‘Squid Game,’ players are required to sign dubiously ethical contracts as their lives are assigned monetary value.
Disinformation is being privatized around the world. This new industry is built on a dangerous combination of cheap labor, high-tech algorithms and emotional national narratives.
While neoliberalism has allowed U.S. markets to grow, the resultant stunted public health system left Americans to figure out how to protect themselves from COVID-19 and its fallout on their own.
Every infected person is assigned a local case officer who can personalise the support they receive.
Japan, South Korea and China are all moving away from overseas coal financing. For Australia, the writing is on the wall – the clean energy transition is inevitable.
Squid Game is the latest South Korean television show to highlight vast socio-economic inequality and the brutal trap of capitalism.
The increasing prominence of Kim Jong-un’s younger sister has prompted speculation about whether she is positioning herself for ultimate power in North Korea.
Diplomacy is needed to head off an arms race between North and South Korea.
South Koreans living away from home have been frequent targets for suspicion and ire during the pandemic. Some even report being shunned by their families.
Even in small, densely populated countries, reintroducing large wildlife is possible.
Why South Korea and Ghana have fared better than the UK, Brazil and India.
The high cost and long lead times for building computer chip factories makes it difficult for the U.S. to reverse the steady decline of its domestic semiconductor manufacturing capacity.
Medium-term expenditure frameworks can be useful only when they are based on comprehensive medium-term development plans.