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Preface At the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI), we take pride in fostering connections to advance United States-Republic of Korea ties. Through bringing together people with an interest in...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:43pm
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Of five alternative approaches to addressing the North Korean threat to stability in East Asia and beyond, this section is concerned with the possibility of just one—a diplomatic approach via...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:40pm
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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What will it take to jump start trilateral talks among Beijing, Seoul, and Washington over the situation on the Korean Peninsula, including the denuclearization of North Korea? If this subject has...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:38pm
Author(s): Sun Bingyan, Wang Dong
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Although we are only into the first months of the Trump administration, many Koreans recognize that the U.S.-led, market-oriented, liberal international order has been severely shaken. In the...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:36pm
Author(s): Kim Heung-kyu
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During the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, the candidates reached a bipartisan consensus on one issue: how to deal with North Korea. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both called for China to do more...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:35pm
Author(s): Joel Wuthnow
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  For the proverbial visitor from Mars, the political situation in Northeast Asia is inexplicable. Sitting amidst a group of relatively stable, wealthy, and powerful countries, is a small, poor...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:32pm
Author(s): Mark Tokola
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The construct “Chinese national identity” refers to narratives from China’s leadership, media, and academic spokespersons about what makes their country distinctive and how those...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:30pm
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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Sino-Japanese relations have been in another volatility cycle since the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands disputes flared up again in summer 2012. The downward trend seems to have bottomed out in November 2014...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:28pm
Author(s): Yinan He
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How do Chinese national identity narratives affect Sino-South Korean relations? The Koguryo history war more than a decade ago was a turning point in bilateral relations since diplomatic...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:26pm
Author(s): See-Won Byun
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China and ASEAN possess tremendous opportunities for economic cooperation, but also face significant security challenges, particularly regarding the South China Sea. In both domains, China’s...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:24pm
Author(s): Danielle Cohen
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When we think of national identity as a factor in China’s external relations, we normally focus on Japan or, for those bolder in their thinking, the United States. Few recently have put China...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:22pm
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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The Chinese Party-state’s warnings about the danger of Western ideas appear with increasing frequency. Whether the target is “constitutional democracy,” the “rule of law,...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:20pm
Author(s): Guo Yingjie
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While the other parts of this book bring China fully into the coverage—diplomacy, national identities, and sanctions—here we narrow the focus on U.S.-ROK relations with an eye to the...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:18pm
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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President Donald Trump has made it clear that he intends to follow through on his protectionist campaign promises. On his first day in office, he formally removed the United States from the TPP....
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:15pm
Author(s): Suh Jin Kyo
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This analysis written “in medias res” (in the midst of things) covers trade policy under President Donald Trump. The basic outline was prefigured during the presidential campaign, but...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:12pm
Author(s): Claude Barfield
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The past several years have been an era of relative calm in U.S.-South Korean trade and economic relations. The Trump administration, however, has signaled two potential paradigm shifts that could...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:09pm
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How sanctions are impacting North Korea is of utmost significance as leaders debate either tightening the sanctions or shifting to another approach for dealing with the North. The range of opinions...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 3:09pm
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
Since the Korean War, North Korea (the DPRK) has endured sanctions imposed by the United States and other western countries, but the sanctions began to acquire a dramatic impact only in 2006 when...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 3:09pm
Author(s): Cheng Xiaohe
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The situation on the Korean Peninsula is moving in a dangerous direction. In order to affect the behavior of the North Korean regime and change its calculations, ultimately forcing Pyongyang to...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 3:08pm
Author(s): Alexander Gabuev
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There is no way to hurt the regime of the DPRK without hurting its people; and there is no way to support the people of the DPRK without supporting its regime. Thus, discussing the effectiveness of...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 3:07pm
Author(s): Kim Joong-ho
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