Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies

On Friday September 15, North Korea launched one more ballistic missile from Sunan Airport over Japan. This attempt was the longest successful launch: the missile covered 3,700 km in 20 minutes and landed in the Pacific Ocean 2,200 km east

Photos from our contributor Todor Merdjanov from his months spent

By Todor Merdjanov   So, there I was, on board of the

In October 2006, North Korea, crossed a weapons threshold by

As North Korea continues its inclined path of weapons testing,

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Nuclear weapons expert and founder of the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), David Albright, recently published a damaging report about Shenyang Machine Tools Company. The large Chinese company, which builds military aircraft among other commercial products, allegedly supplied

Over the past century, coal has been critical to industrialization,

In 2010, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to

Located in the south of Vietnam, Saigon today has the

  It is easy to think in cliches, to resort to conventional wisdom. When academics, policy makers or military officials are asked to think about what ‘security’ means, the terms are often from traditional realist perspectives, involving state power, instruments of

Perfect weather, people dancing, and beautiful flowers everywhere - this

When we hear the word “slavery”, we usually imagine the

Adidas, the German sportswear and equipment giant, has announced it

With all the media noise surrounding Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy,

For some in the West, climate change is still a

All eyes are on Vietnam. A country that exactly two decades ago had 51% of its population living under the World Bank’s poverty line, now finds itself at the center of Southeast Asian affairs and great power politics. It was

The South Korean National Assembly impeached President Park Geun-hye in

Art historians call Yaroslavl the, “Florence of the Russian North,”

In late August I woke up at 5am to go jogging before my bike ride through empty streets to the office. The sun had already painted one side of the horizon in pastel and the other side with burning orange.

In recent years, tensions between Asian countries over hotly contested

On December 7th, 1941, 353 Imperial Japanese planes appeared across

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” - (Hamlet, Act II, Scene II) It is all about interpretation, one thing can be good or bad or both, says Hamlet. In this act, this scene, this line,

The job landscape is always changing. That is why it

Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, is the coldest capital city in the world. It is home to around 1.3 million citizens, 45% of the whole country’s population. The population density in the city makes it curious for a country

Fifteen years after its accession into the World Trade Organisation

Before coming to Yonsei GSIS, Dr. Shin Bongkil enjoyed a

  The people of the United States of America are fond

What is ideology in North Korea? It is, as the author Hyung Gu Lynn wrote, a monumental illusion characterized by a great ideological and political utility and coherence. An illusion that it is as much metaphysical as it is real

Over the past decades, the Mongolian economy has been very

Professor Jeong Yeon Lee has been with Yonsei GSIS since 2004, teaching a variety of economics-related courses at GSIS. He received his BA in Economics from Stony Brook University in New York, and his MA and PhD in Economics from

In preparation for this year’s Chuseok, married migrant women in

On August 30, 2015, tens of thousands of Japanese citizens,

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