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February 25, 2021

Argentina
Argentina’s Latest Anti-Speech Scandal: Free Press on the Rocks?

Already the most dangerous region in the world for journalists, press freedom in Latin America is under attack. A recent case in Argentina underscores the pressures journalists face in speaking truth…

Mauricio Macri gives comment to dozens of reports surrounding him in a semicircle.

November 24, 2015

Climate Change
How Korea Can Lead on Climate Change

Note: Asia Unbound is reposting this blog today, as it was supposed to be published this week, not last week when this piece was first published. Jill Kosch O’Donnell is an independent researcher an…

Climate Change Green Growth South Korea 2

November 8, 2011

Climate Change
ROK Green Growth Quarterly Update: July–September 2011

Global Green Growth Institute chairman Han Seung-soo of South Korea delivers a keynote speech during the Global Green Growth Summit 2011 in Seoul June 20, 2011 (Courtesy Global Green Growth Institute…

Global Green Growth Institute chairman Han Seung-soo of South Korea delivers a keynote speech during the Global Green Growth Summit 2011 in Seoul June 20, 2011.

June 24, 2015

Technology and Innovation
Challenges and Benefits of South Korea’s Middle Power Aspirations

South Koreans have been among the world’s early adopters in globalization over the past two decades, going from outpost to “node” by embracing networks, connectivity, and economic interdependence in …

seoul g20 2010

April 1, 2010

South Korea
Carbon Capture and Storage Ramps Up in the United States and South Korea

Jill Kosch O’Donnell is a former Junior Associate of The Asia Foundation and writer in Washington, DC. Demonstration projects now underway in the United States and South Korea to capture CO2 emissio…

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)

March 1, 2011

Technology and Innovation
South Korea’s 97 Billion Dollar Question: What is Green Growth?

Jill Kosch O’Donnell is a former Junior Associate of The Asia Foundation and is a writer in Washington, DC. In an interview with the Korea Herald earlier this year, Hur Dong-Soo, CEO of Korea’s GS C…

Lee Myung-back Receives Zayed International Prize for Environment

March 17, 2021

Climate Change
An Internationalism that Protects: Why We Need to Reboot the Baruch Plan for Geoengineering

New planet-changing geoengineering technology is available to help humanity combat an existential security threat. However, like atomic fission, this technology is not to be jumped at without caution…

The sun reflects off the water in this picture taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station and sent on his Twitter feed on July 17, 2014.

June 20, 2012

South Korea
An Emissions Trading Scheme for South Korea: Momentum for Rio+20?

Lee Myung-bak departs Seoul for the G-20 in Los Cabos and the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development with an unanticipated political feather in his camp in the form of ratified national legisla…

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during the opening of the High Level Segment at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP17) in Durban

July 13, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Global #MeToo Movement Has Potential to Revolutionize Gender Roles, New Book Reveals

Rachel Vogelstein and Meighan Stone's new book Awakening: #MeToo and the Global Fight for Women’s Rights is out today. 

Book cover reading Awakening by Rachel Vogelstein and Meighan Stone

October 30, 2020

Election 2020
Campaign Foreign Policy Roundup: Election 2020 Is Almost Over, Maybe

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This week: where things stand four days before Election Day.

Three people stand behind privacy screens to cast their vote while another walks in front of them carrying a ballot to a voting booth.