Commentary | November 23, 2016

South Korea's Political Morass

While the world is still fixated on the aftermath of the surprising election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, there is a political storm brewing in East Asia involving one of Washington's most important allies — South Korea.

Park Geun-hye, South Korea's embattled president, is just barely clinging on to office as her administration has come under intense criticism for its alleged collusion with a controversial outside adviser, Choi Soon-sil, who has been inappropriately close the leader. This has led many in South Korea to accuse the president of having a "shamanistic relationship" with a non-sanctioned consigliere.

Read the full commentary on Al-Jazeera here.