In this special episode, we talk with Korean Kontext host Jenna Gibson about how North and South Korea are covered in U.S. media outlets and the implications for public awareness of Korean issues in... [Read More]
The increased popularity of Chinese is reflective of geopolitical shifts that were almost unthinkable even just a few decades ago. After all, English has played a linguistically unparalleled role in... [Read More]
These 신조어, or neologisms, allow people to squeeze a longer phrase into just a few syllables – perfect for texting or chatting online. Many of the phrases evolved from Korea’s gaming culture – try... [Read More]
Check out the video of Sean Connell's presentation on U.S.-Korea science and technology cooperation and how it can benefit bilateral relations. [Read More]
 

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June 16, 2017

KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone was recently quoted in Bloomberg News for a story about the NAFTA renegotiations and how they may impact the KORUS FTA, particularly when it comes to currency...

June 16, 2017

On June 16, Finnish news outlet Verkkouutiset publised a story citing a recent KEI blog. The blog, written by Program Manager Juni Kim, looked into Mongolia's role on the Korean Peninsula and...

June 14, 2017

KEI Executive Director Phil Eskeland published an op-ed in the Korean version of Chosun Biz on May 27. The piece discussed the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) and the current state of...

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Korea Kontext Podcasts

June 21, 2017

North Korea is no stranger to news headlines in America. The provocative actions of the secretive nation have made them a prime target for constant media coverage stateside. On the other hand,...

June 14, 2017

In February 2018, the South Korean city of PyeongChang will play host to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. With less than a year to go, Korea has been hard at work preparing for the big event, making...

June 05, 2017

In 2016, the number of American tourists visiting South Korea grew 12 percent, continuing a trend of slow but steady growth over the last few years. What is making more Americans curious about...

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The Peninsula Blog

June 20, 2017

By Nathaniel Curran The average South Korean receives approximately 20,000 hours of English instruction by the time they finish their education, and in 2013, Korea had an estimated 17,000 hagwons (...

June 16, 2017

By Sang Kim and Jenna Gibson These 신조어, or neologisms, allow people to squeeze a longer phrase into just a few syllables – perfect for texting or chatting online. Many of the phrases evolved from...

June 15, 2017

By Nathaniel Curran Fake News has been the hot topic of the past year, following the election of Donald Trump. The term has evolved from a description of false-fact to become something of a general...

June 14, 2017

By Juni Kim Inter-Korean relations have been marked by significant setbacks in recent years. The alarming rate of both nuclear and missile tests by North Korea has strained relations between the two...

 

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