Seoul has chosen to change the international dynamics surrounding North Korea’s nuclear program, and may be beginning to see early dividends in its shift in policy. [Read More]
For decades, North Korea ran a top-secret project to kidnap ordinary people from Japan, reeducate them, and turn them into international spies. [Read More]
If the mere thought of Valentine’s Day is more headache-inducing than swoon-worthy, you could consider the wider array of South Korea’s romantically themed holidays. [Read More]
Author Robert Boynton discusses his new book on North Korea’s plan to turn Japanese abductees into spies and the lives that were ruined. [Read More]
It is with heartfelt sadness that KEI notes the passing of Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth. [Read More]
 

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February 12, 2016

On February 11, the Seoul Shinmun newspaper quoted Troy Stangarone, KEI's senior director for congressional affairs and trade, regarding South Korea's decision to shut down the Kaesong...

February 12, 2016

KEI's recent Lunar New Year Reception appeared in two newspapers yesterday -- the Joongang Ilbo and the Korea Times. The reception featured a spread cooked by Korean American Day honoree Jae...

February 08, 2016

On January 27, KEI's director of academic affairs and research, Kyle Ferrier, judged a debate among Nuclear Policy Leadership Initiative PATH Fellows at the US-Korea Institute at the...

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Korea Kontext Podcasts

February 12, 2016
Born in Brooklyn, Chef Edward Lee always loved cooking. And after graduating from college with an English literature degree, he returned to that love and became an award-winning chef. Not only does...
February 07, 2016

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January 28, 2016

Every year on January 13, the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) sponsors a luncheon in Washington, DC to mark Korean American Day and recognize the local and national Korean American...

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The Peninsula Blog

February 12, 2016

By Troy Stangarone Faced with a fourth North Korean nuclear test and a new long range missile test, along with the possibility that North Korea once again could face relatively mild sanctions from...

February 12, 2016

By Junil Kim Known equally for inducing both sighs and groans from hopeful and jaded people worldwide, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner on February 14th. If the mere thought of Valentine’s...

February 11, 2016

By Troy Stangarone The United States and Korea recently released year-end merchandise trade data. With the global economy slowing as China’s economy cools, many emerging markets saw growth slow or...

February 10, 2016

By Mark Tokola Make no mistake, South Korea’s shuttering of the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC) which it had operated just across the border in North Korea since 2004 is a big deal.  Far from being...

 

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