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Romance, humor, tension — everyone loves a good sitcom, even North Koreans. But in North Korea, TV dramas are more than mere entertainment. They play a crucial political role by serving as a...
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 4:25pm
Author(s): Jean Lee
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  Companies in industrialized nations have embraced environmental protection and sustainability as part of their international competitive strategies. The trend toward proactive environmental...
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:02am
Author(s): Younsung Kim
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Forged in the blood and strife of the anti-Japanese struggle during the colonial era, the North Korean revolution, with Kim Il-sung at its core, was built on the ethos of the guerilla fighter. After...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 9:27am
Author(s): Benjamin Young
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In the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, the multilayered international financial governance regime has been strengthened. In East Asia, this regime includes an ASEAN+3 regional layer...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 9:50am
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The ROK-Japan relationship seemingly found a floor after the downward spiral that marked the end of the Lee Myung-Bak presidency and the first three years of President Park Geun-hye. Seoul and Tokyo...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 2:59pm
Author(s): Brad Glosserman
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In October 2015, the U.S. and Korean governments announced “New Frontiers of Cooperation” for the bilateral agenda following the summit meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:15pm
Author(s): Sean Connell
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The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) launched in August 2008 and transformed into a treaty-based inter-governmental organization in October 2012. The GGGI positioned South Korea at the forefront...
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 10:06am
Author(s): Jeffrey Robertson
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Suddenly and unexpectedly, after several decades as Asia’s backwater and basket case of international development, Myanmar was thrust to the center stage of international attention in 2011. The...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:29pm
Author(s): Matteo Fumagalli
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This paper examines the short-run and long-run relation between volatility in the real effective exchange rate and stock returns in the Republic of Korea. A trivariate vector autoregressive model is...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 9:52am
Author(s): Rajarshi Mitra
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Among the most important issues that will confront the new Trump administration is how to deal with North Korea. Before Mr. Trump leaves office, North Korea may achieve the capability of attacking...
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 4:29pm
Author(s): David Straub
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In 2013, two countries in East Asia launched their respective visions for an East-meets-West integrated region: China pronounced one of the most ambitious foreign economic strategies...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 11:05am
Author(s): Balbina Hwang
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This study explores the organization of the Korean labor market, systemic faults in it leading to undesirable outcomes and their determinants, and consequences for workers and employers. Long-term...
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:58am
Author(s): Vladimir Hlasny
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The Middle East offers huge trade opportunities to South Korea, especially after the P5+1 agreement with Iran. President Park Geun-hye’s May 2016 visit to Iran has demonstrated this economic...
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 1:40pm
Author(s): Alon Levkowitz
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North Korea has been under several rounds of economic sanctions since the beginning of the Korean War in 1950. Economic coercion, however, has had no major effect on the Kim regime’s political...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 2:36pm
Author(s): Dursun Peksen
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This paper details the nature of transboundary air pollution in Northeast Asia, employing an analytical approach rooted in the political economy of the region. To measure public perceptions of the...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 9:08am
Author(s): Matthew Shapiro
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  Faced with growing youth unemployment and public dissatisfaction with labor market conditions, representatives from South Korean labor, management, and government finalized an agreement to...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 2:42pm
Author(s): Chang Hong-geun
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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....
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 10:22am
Author(s): Son Taek Wang
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KEI is proud to release newest work in its Academic Paper Series, Does the Korean Economy Depend Too Much on Samsung? by Dr. Hyoung Tae Kim. In his most recent work, Dr. Kim analyzes...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 8:18am
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KEI is proud to release newest work in its Academic Paper Series, Russia and the Two Koreas in the Context of Moscow’s Asian Policy by Dr. Stephen Blank. Russia’s desired ascent to a...
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 9:58am
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As North Korea’s most important supporter on the international stage, China’s handling of relations with Pyongyang plays an important role in determining the future development of the...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 4:00pm
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