Biography of the Author Steven Borowiec

Steven Borowiec

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  1. FILE PHOTO: Medical residents and doctors attend 24-hour strike amid COVID-19 pandemic in Seoul

    Commentary: South Korea had COVID-19 under control. And then August happened

    South Korea looked like it had COVID-19 under control but a freak series of events has picked at the seams of this divided society, says Steven ...
  2. Im Yu-mi, fan of K-pop boy band BTS, takes a selfie at a cafe decorated with photos and merchandise

    Commentary: Why are K-pop fans trolling Donald Trump?

    It’s natural for K-pop fans to mobilise against racism, and we can expect to see plenty more of such activism in the near future, says Steven ...
  3. A North Korean soldier looks toward the south as a South Korean soldier stands guard in the truce v

    Commentary: Is North Korea tearing at the seams?

    North Korea is currently facing two major, inter-related crises that is underpinning its frustrations with South Korea, says Steven Borowiec.
  4. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    Commentary: How is North Korea laundering money – and getting away with it?

    North Korea’s clever tactics will continue to earn the country income, despite fresh efforts from the US to clamp down on money laundering, says ...
  5. Korea kim siblings

    Commentary: Imagine a North Korea without Kim Jong Un. Here’s why you can’t

    Kim Yo Jong has risen as a potential successor amid rumours of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s health problems. Even so, little suggests much ...
  6. A nearly empty shopping district in Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 26, 2020. A vast majority of Chinese t

    Commentary: South Korea has been exemplary. Even then, it hasn’t slayed COVID-19

    South Korea’s coronavirus management should give Europe, North American and other parts of the western world a sense of foreboding, says Steven ...
  7. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    Commentary: The perfect storm for a COVID-19 outbreak lies in North Korea

    A COVID-19 outbreak in North Korea will be disastrous, but the bigger tragedy is that the world may never know that it happened, says Steven Borowiec
  8. People wearing masks after the coronavirus outbreak wait in a line to buy masks as a government off

    Commentary: Explosion in COVID-19 cases - was South Korea just unlucky?

    South Korea has seen a surge driven by a super-spreader event involving a secretive religious sect. With some luck, however, public health ...
  9. South Korea wuhan virus

    Commentary: Coronavirus – Where should Koreans evacuated from Wuhan stay?

    As the South Korean government brings back 700 of its citizens from Wuhan, more needs to be done to calm the fears of other citizens, says Steven ...
  10. Cleaners spray disinfectant at Seoul's Incheon international airport after South Korea

    Commentary: Allowing employees to work from home can help South Korea manage the Wuhan virus

    In a risk-averse culture, government and businesses may have difficulty acting quickly to ensure business continuity while protecting the ...