Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies

New Issue: Keeping War Alive

Contributed by Ali Danis Neyzi On 17 August 1999, when I was six years old, I was woken up around 3 a.m. in my little bedroom in Istanbul by the books on the shelf above my bed that had fallen on

On the night of November 4, a loud explosion rocked

A hand-drawn heart commemorates victims of a terrorist attack in

  The rhetorical slogans of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) never

The past year of 2017 has been one of great change, tension and uncertainty on the Korean Peninsula. The inauguration of a new American President – one uninterested in diplomacy – and the election of a new South Korean President

On Friday September 15, North Korea launched one more ballistic

Photos from our contributor Todor Merdjanov from his months spent

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

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,

  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

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

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,

No matter where you look, from shocking pictures and TV