Pride and Prosecution in the Korean Ministry of Justice

Pride and Prosecution in the Korean Ministry of Justice

March 2020 | KF-VUB KOREA CHAIR POLICY BRIEFMaximilian Ernst The South Korean Ministry of Justice has emerged as the epicentre of political turmoil since fall 2019. The main protagonists are former Justice Minister Cho Kuk, who is under investigation for legal and...
Pride and Prosecution in the Korean Ministry of Justice

Give bombs a chance – for peace

February 2020 | KF-VUB KOREA CHAIR POLICY BRIEFTongfi Kim Negotiations for North Korea’s nuclear disarmament face many difficulties, but an exchange of a few North Korean nuclear warheads and a partial lifting of economic sanctions is a work-around for both North...
Why Parasite’s big win at the Oscars is a game changer

Why Parasite’s big win at the Oscars is a game changer

12 February 2020 | KOREA CHAIR EXPLAINS Young-in Lee Parasite (2019), a satirical masterpiece directed by South Korean helmer Bong Joon-ho, became the first non-English language film awarded the Best Picture in the 92 years of history of the Oscars. The film also won...
Unpacking Seoul’s Unhappiness with Trump

Unpacking Seoul’s Unhappiness with Trump

January 2020 | KF-VUB KOREA CHAIR POLICY BRIEFRamon Pacheco Pardo It has become clear in recent months that Seoul and Washington have several important disagreements shaking the foundations of their alliance. Problems include US demands that inter-Korean cooperation...