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South Korea on a Journey of Self-Discovery

From „Victim Nationalism“ to Nation Branding

People familiar with Korea are generally aware of the fact that Korean nationalism can present the greatest obstacle to foreigners trying to understand what the Koreans are like. There is clearly a specifically Korean type of nationalism, which has prevailed for a long time. This becomes apparent, for instance, when one contemplates a scene from the Asian crisis at the end of the 1990s. more…

Dr. Norbert Eschborn, Janine Läpple | International Reports | November 13, 2013

"On April 15th, the threats will end"

Head of the KAS-office in Seoul on the Korean crisis

Resident Representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in the Republic of Korea, Dr. Norbert Eschborn, believes the Korean conflict could soon reach its end. In addition, the closure of the special economic zone Kaesong has negative consequences for the economy. more…

April 10, 2013

Korean Reunification

Possibility or Pipe Dream?

After 60 years of division, the differences in the lives of people in the North and South of the Korean Peninsula are probably greater than ever, the interests of the people have shifted and the idea of one nation has perhaps become much less important. Considering the substantial differences between North and South Korea in terms of per capita income, it is reasonable to assume that South Korea would have to bear the lion’s share of the costs of reunification and that these costs would be significantly higher than was the case in Germany. more…

Dr. Norbert Eschborn, Young-yoon Kim | International Reports | February 15, 2013

North Korea after Kim Jong Il – Political and social perspectives ahead of the expected change of power

Kim Jong Il has been heading North Korea since 1994. Ever since 2008, however, there have been increasingly more rumours about his bad health, reinforced further by the official promotion of his son Kim Jong Un into a high military and government position. Since 2010 Kim Jong Un is considered to be the official successor of his father nationally and internationally. How real is this succession, and will the DPRK open up under his regime? more…

Dr. Colin Dürkop, Yeo Min-Il | International Reports | August 11, 2011

Visiting North Korea

Former KAS Korea Representative Dr. Colin Dürkop and Mr. Oliver Beckmann, Head of the Northeast Asia Division at KAS Headquarters, visited North Korea in April 2011 more…

April 10, 2011