Park Geun Hye's recent trip to Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda has been hailed as part of a growing Korean interest in Africa, particularly when it comes to development aid. [Read More]
The Brexit decision marks a historic turning point that will have ramifications from inside the UK, to the EU, and to the rest of the world, including the United States and the Republic of Korea. [Read More]
Join us next Tuesday, June 28 for a discussion with Dr. Alon Levkowitz of Bar-Ilan University on Seoul's strategy in the Middle East. Lunch will be provided. [Read More]
On June 16, Uganda officially kicked North Korea to the curb, asking approximately 60 DPRK troops and state security officials to leave the country. [Read More]
The video recording of our recent event on North Korea sanctions is now available. [Read More]
 

Spotlight (KEI News)

June 29, 2016

Korea's Maekyung newspaper covered KEI's recent event on South Korean outreach to the Middle East. The article, which can be ...

June 23, 2016

June 14, 2016 | Washington, DC  

On June 14, 2016, the Korea Economic Institute of America hosted Randall Jones of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...

June 10, 2016

On June 9, Radio Free Asia Korean Service published a story about KEI's recent blog, "And Then There Were Two: What Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have said about Korea." The blog...

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Korea Kontext Podcasts

June 27, 2016
In May 2016, Park Geun Hye became the first South Korean president to visit the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia. This trip, which also included stops in Uganda and Kenya, has been hailed as...
June 16, 2016
This week, we have a very special guest who flew in from Paris to talk about Korea's economy. Dr. Randall Jones is head of the Japan/Korea Desk at the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and...
June 10, 2016
As Seoul has grown, it has become more and more international. The city has been making an effort to attract more foreign visitors, whether as tourists, students or workers. This week, we sit down...
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The Peninsula Blog

June 28, 2016

KEI Communications Director Jenna Gibson, host of Korean Kontext, recently interviewed Valerie Dabady Liverani, manager of the Resource Mobilization and External Finance Department at the African...

June 24, 2016

By Mark Tokola To be clear, the United Kingdom has not yet left the European Union.  The June 23 referendum in the UK was an expression of the will of the people (by a majority of 52 percent to 48)...

June 23, 2016

By Jenna Gibson On June 16, Uganda officially kicked North Korea to the curb, asking approximately 60 DPRK troops and state security officials to leave the country. Uganda was playing host to the...

June 22, 2016

By Juni Kim The runaway success of Kakao’s mobile messaging app can be easily seen by its near universal use in South Korea. From high school students to working professionals, three-quarters of...

 

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