Lee Kyung-sook


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 foreigne… Read more


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 the United… Read more