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U.S. President Obama and South Korean President Lee held their third summit meeting on November 19 in Seoul. Thousands of Koreans lined the streets of downtown Seoul to welcome Obama on his...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
Publication Type: Insight 2009, KEI Insight
Author(s): Florence Lowe-Lee
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Korea is a relative newcomer to the negotiation of bilateral FTAs, concluding its first agreement with Chile only in 2003. Prior to engaging in bilateral FTAs, Korea emphasized the multilateral...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
Publication Type: Insight 2009, KEI Insight
Author(s): Troy Stangarone
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U.S. citizens from many walks of life had the unusual opportunity in early September to hear from and interact with the two ambassadors responsible for maintaining the critical U.S.-Korea ...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
Publication Type: Insight 2009, KEI Insight
Author(s): Greg Scarlatoiu
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August 2009 saw an abrupt “about-face” in North-South relations on the Korean peninsula. The month began with former president Bill Clinton’s historic meeting with Chairman Kim...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
Publication Type: Insight 2009, KEI Insight
Author(s): Julia B. Cunico
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It seems that Kim Jong-il’s health, perhaps North Korea’s most closely guarded secret, is on everyone’s minds these days. Rumors of Kim’s ailments are growing in their...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
Publication Type: Insight 2009, KEI Insight
Author(s): Nicole Finnemann
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For the first time in a decade the leaders of the United States and Korea held an amiable summit meeting. The meetings between presidents Clinton and Kim Dae-jung were cordial, as they ...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
Publication Type: Insight 2009, KEI Insight
Author(s): Florence Lowe-Lee
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They Did What?!  On the morning of May 25, after giving the U.S. government one hour’s notice, North Korea detonated a nuclear device underground at the same northeast site of its now...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
Publication Type: Insight 2009, KEI Insight
Author(s): Nicole Finnemann
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  What Happened    On April 5, North Korea delivered on a North Korean promise. It launched a long range missile, also known as a Taepo-dong 2, a 3-stage rocket, in the direction...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
Publication Type: Insight 2009, KEI Insight
Author(s): Nicole Finnemann
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As it focused on rapid industrialization and accelerated economic growth, Korea had little leisure to worry about environmentally sustainable growth, with severe consequences: Korea is one of...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
Publication Type: Insight 2009, KEI Insight
Author(s): Greg Scarlatoiu
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  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s choice of Asia as the destination for her inaugural tour gave recognition to the significance of U.S. alliances and strategic interests in the...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
Publication Type: Insight 2009, KEI Insight
Author(s): Nicole Finnemann
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Korea’s economy has been deteriorating more rapidly than previously expected. The nation saw its first negative growth in more than 10 years in the fourth quarter of 2008, and export...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
Publication Type: Insight 2009, KEI Insight
Author(s): Florence Lowe-Lee
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  Eyes and ears were on Beijing earlier this month, as the chief negotiators from China, North Korea, Russia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States met in Beijing for a round of the Six...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
Publication Type: Insight 2009, KEI Insight
Author(s): Nicole Finnemann
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