Posts By Lee Kyung-sook

Notes from the Field

To Prevent Human Trafficking, Cambodia Bans International Marriages to Koreans

March 31, 2010

In early March, the Cambodian government imposed a provisional ban on international marriages to Korean nationals. The purpose – as reported in a formal document to the Korean Embassy – was “to prevent the trafficking of Cambodian women.” The business of Korean international marriage brokers boomed in the last decade. In 2005, marriages to foreigners […]

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Korea’s Dynamic Politics: A Source of Lessons for Emerging Asia

May 13, 2009

Korea is well known for the massive and frequent street demonstrations organized by various civil society groups to bring pressure on the government over issues of the day. Last spring, we witnessed the sight of hundreds of thousands of Koreans marching with candles almost every night for two months to protest against importing beef from […]

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