South Korea's Political Morass

Commentary | November 23, 2016

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.