If Secretary Ban is able to travel to North Korea and meet with Kim Jong-un it could represent a turning point in North Korea’s attitude towards the outside world. [Read More]
Perhaps the reason we have been so wrong about North Korea's stability is that we need to treat Kim Jong Un more like a king than a charismatic leader. [Read More]
Dr. Son Taek Wang presents his innovative approach to analyzing the Kim regime's legitimacy and stability. [Read More]
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KEI is proud to release the latest volume in its Special Studies Series, an analysis of the new U.S.-Korea 123 nuclear cooperation agreement. [Read More]

Spotlight (KEI News)

November 16, 2015

On November 9, KEI hosted a university outreach program at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ.

DC experts Miles Pomper, Paul Kerr, and Jenny Town spoke to a group of about 50...

October 22, 2015

On October 16, 2015, KEI's Phil Eskeland appeared on CCTV to discuss US-Korea economic relations in the context of President Park Geun-Hye's visit to Washington, DC.

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October 13, 2015

On October 8, 2015, KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article entitled "Cash Crunch Hits North Korea’s Elite." In the article, Stangarone...

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Korea Kontext Podcasts

November 20, 2015
Since the death of Kim Il-sung in 1994 there have been numerous predictions that the collapse of the North Korean political system would be imminent, yet the Kim dynasty continues to rule. In his new...
November 05, 2015
With the Korean Wave crashing all over the world, more and more people are getting swept up in Korean pop culture. Through taekwondo classes, movie screenings and even art exhibitions, the...
October 28, 2015

On a frozen day in December, 1950, as the Korean War raged below him, Jesse Brown crash landed on a North Korean mountainside. A few minutes later, Tom Hudner followed suit, deliberately slamming...

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The Peninsula Blog

November 24, 2015

By Kyle Ferrier This year’s G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey may best remembered for the inclusion of non- economic issues in response to the terror attacks in Paris and the migrant crisis in...

November 23, 2015

By Troy Stangarone After rumors that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon would soon travel to North Korea were followed by denials that any trip was in the works, the Secretary General’s office...

November 20, 2015

By Phil Eskeland We have now completed six debates among the candidates vying to become the next president of the United States – four Republican and two Democrat debates.  There will be three more...

November 19, 2015

By Jenna Gibson Amid plunging exports, Korean cosmetics brands are defying the odds. According to new numbers released by the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, exports of beauty products are up...


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