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Using the UN to Create Accountability for Human Rights Crimes in North Korea

April 2021

Experts on human rights agree that the UN needs to work through multiple channels to support ongoing investigations and build evidence for future litigations in order to create accountability and...

High expectations for Moon amid mounting challenges

May 2017

As expected, Moon Jae-in has been elected as South Korea’s 19th president.

Korea experts encouraged by Moon Jae-in election win, hopeful over prospects for inter-Korean dialogue

May 2017

Researchers from the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) said they are optimistic about the election of South Korean president Moon Jae-in who assumed office last week following waves...

South Korea's election: Shorenstein APARC scholars offer insight

May 2017

Moon Jae-in was elected South Korea’s president on a pledge to address domestic inequality and to renew dialogue with North Korea.

Reflections on Journalism Across Asia

April 2017

Emerging technologies, stemming from the heart of Silicon Valley and extending to Asia and beyond, have pushed the bounds of how stories are told by journalists and the way in which readers...

On the future of South Korea’s politics

March 2017

South Korea’s Constitutional Court upheld a parliamentary decision to impeach President Park Geun-hye on Friday.

Seoul protests represent a "distinctive Korean political culture," scholars say

November 2016

Stanford professor Gi-Wook Shin and Rennie J. Moon compare the political protests in South Korea of today to that of 1987 in an editorial for the Diplomat.

CNBC interview: North Korea holds rare Workers' Party Congress

May 2016

In early May, North Korea held its first Workers’ Party Congress in over three decades.

Straub explains context of North-South Korea artillery fire

August 2015

North Korea today threatened military action against South Korea if it did not end its propaganda broadcasts along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) within 48 hours.

Stanford to host UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

June 2015

Ban Ki-moon, the eighth secretary-general of the United Nations, will deliver a public speech at Stanford University on Friday, June 26.Ban’s visit will highlight the 70th anniversary of the...

Economists suggest how to better allocate donations for disaster relief

May 2015

As people around the world look to support earthquake relief efforts in Nepal, scholars from Stanford and the London School of Economics and Political Science offer new research that can help...

Engaging North Korea: A British perspective

March 2015

The human rights situation in North Korea has gained considerable attention lately, due in part to an official report released by the United Nations last year.

An on-the-ground perspective of North Korean society

April 2012

Life in North Korea today is much more vibrant than the stark slopes and muted grey concrete buildings Katharina Zellweger encountered when she began traveling to North Korea in the mid-1990s.

Assessing U.S.-DPRK educational exchanges

June 2011

Although there are no formal diplomatic relations between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, nonetheless there have been constant attempts by U.S.

From Democracy to Civil Society

April 2011

The key involvement of social movement groups in establishing South Korea's democratic government in 1987 laid the groundwork for the country's diverse and politically active social movement sector...

Dialogue, diplomacy urged to resolve North Korea issues

October 2010

The world first became concerned about North Korea's nuclear development program in 1989 through satellite photos of a facility under construction near the town of Yongbyon.

U.S. Policy in Korea after the elections

October 2008

Will the 2008 election bring dramatic change in U.S. Korea policy? Daniel C.

Koret gift to Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center to support Korean Studies Program

April 2008

The Koret Foundation of San Francisco has approved a $300,000 gift in support of the Korean Studies Program at Stanford University.

Sneider: Cautionary lessons for U.S.-Korea relationship

March 2008

Daniel Sneider, associate director for research at Shorenstein APARC, gives a few cautionary lessons on U.S.-Korea relations.

Shorenstein APARC receives grant from Academy of Korean Studies

January 2008

Shorenstein APARC has received a grant from the Academy of Korean Studies in Seoul which enables the center to publish a series of books on Korea's democratization and social change, under the...