Steven Borowiec

Steven Borowiec

South Korea

South Korea: Sex workers hit hard by government's crackdown

Government is demolishing Seoul's red-light areas, while sex workers argue their voices are not being heard.

South Korea: Sex workers hit hard by government's crackdown

Pyeongchang 2018

The price of Russia's absence from the 2018 Winter Olympics

Russia has been banned from the Winter Olympics and the Paralympics due to doping violations.

The price of Russia's absence from the 2018 Winter Olympics

Pyeongchang 2018

The price of success for young South Korean athletes

Analysing the impact choosing sport or studies has on the future of a young South Korean.

The price of success for young South Korean athletes

North Korea

Why North Korea decided to play nice

In a surprising bit of rapprochement, South and North Korea held a set of meetings that seemed to go swimmingly.

Why North Korea decided to play nice

South Korea

Gyodong Island: Life on the front line with North Korea

Separated only by a calm stretch of water, residents of this island kilometres away from the North are unafraid of war.

Gyodong Island: Life on the front line with North Korea

Refugees

The boxer fighting for asylum in South Korea

Cameroonian Abdoulaye Assan hopes that victories in the ring will win him the right to stay in the country.

The boxer fighting for asylum in South Korea

South Korea

Why young South Koreans are turning away from religion

Some churches are employing technology and becoming less hierarchical to try to entice and keep young members.

Why young South Koreans are turning away from religion

South Korea

Who is Moon Jae-in, South Korea's new president?

Human rights lawyer who supports dialogue with the North wins South Korea's poll by landslide.

Who is Moon Jae-in, South Korea's new president?

South Korea

North Korea and mounting tensions: The view from Seoul

In South Korea, many ask whether the US could launch military action against the North without first consulting Seoul.

North Korea and mounting tensions: The view from Seoul

South Korea

After Park's ouster, what is next for South Korea?

Many South Koreans hope that Park's impeachment will herald a fresh start for the country's politics.

After Park's ouster, what is next for South Korea?

South Korea

Pyeongtaek: A US base, Americana in rural South Korea

As it gears up to host a huge US overseas base, the city is a window on to fraught relations between locals and troops.

Pyeongtaek: A US base, Americana in rural South Korea

South Korea

The debate over South Korea's 'comfort women'

Academic Park Yu-ha has disputed the widely held narrative of sexual slavery and victimisation under Japan during WWII.

The debate over South Korea's 'comfort women'