You are invited to attend a meeting of the Korea Club on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The event will feature Gen. Wallace "Chip" Gregson, who will give a presentation entitled, "North... [Read More]
The Department of Commerce released the latest monthly trade statistics, including information related to the 3rd Quarter services data (January through September). While most of the media and... [Read More]
Bonnie Glaser, senior advisor for Asia and director of the China Power Project at CSIS, joins Korean Kontext host Jenna Gibson to discuss the latest in South Korea-China relations, as well as what it... [Read More]
The United Nations Security Council will take up the issue of North Korean human rights abuses at a Council session on December 15 of this year. This will be the fourth year in a row that the UN’s... [Read More]
Check out the video of veteran North Korea watcher Jean Lee's interactive discussion of her new research on North Korean TV dramas and what we as outsiders can glean from them about Kim Jong-un’... [Read More]

Spotlight (KEI News)

December 07, 2017

On December 5, KEI hosted an event on Capitol Hill which featured a keynote speech by North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp. More information about this event and Senator Heitkamp's speech can...

December 06, 2017

Dec. 5, 2017 | Washington, DC

Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota spoke today at a KEI event on Capitol Hill. In her speech, Senator Heitkamp addressed issues of importance to her...

December 06, 2017

Nov. 30, 2017 | Washington, DC

The Korea Economic Institute of America published today a new analysis by Jean Lee, a journalist and veteran North Korea watcher who opened the AP’...

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Korea Kontext Podcasts

December 06, 2017

After more than a year of tensions over the Terminal High Altitude Aerial Defense (THAAD) system that is now deployed in South Korea, Seoul and Beijing seem to have made steps toward thawing...

November 21, 2017

For many years, South Korea has been a homogeneous country. But with more foreigners coming to live in Korea, that is starting to change. In fact, the Korea Institute...

November 13, 2017

With President Donald Trump finishing up his first official trip to Asia, including a stop in South Korea last week, this week's episode of Korean Kontext asks: what do South Koreans think of...

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The Peninsula Blog

December 08, 2017

In the last few years, Korea has seen a proliferation of so-called “no kids zones” – restaurants and cafes that ban children under a certain age. The post No Kids Zones Spread Across Korea, Even as...

December 06, 2017

If present trends continue for the final two months of 2017, the U.S. will set a record level of merchandise exports to Korea, reaching nearly $48 billion. The post U.S. Trade Deficit with South...

December 05, 2017

The United Nations Security Council will take up the issue of North Korean human rights abuses at a Council session on December 15 of this year. The post UN Security Council To Discuss North Korea...

December 04, 2017

Twenty years ago South Korea agreed a painful program prescribed by the IMF as the condition of a loan package focused on restoring market confidence. The post South Korea 20 Years After the IMF...


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