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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 - 11:06am
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 - 3:29pm
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 - 10:52am
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 - 5:29pm
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 - 12:05pm
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 - 9:58am
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 - 2:40pm
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 - 3:36pm
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 - 10:08am
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 - 3:42pm
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 - 11:22am
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 - 9:18am
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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 - 10:58am
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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 - 5:00pm
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Russia, one of the four important players in Korea, is focused on Korea due to its “turn to the East” policy. It is increasingly less interested in a momentous Korean unification under...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 3:52pm
Author(s): Georgy Toloraya
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Although coercion is a key element in the governing strategy of the North Korean party-state, the authorities in Pyongyang do not hold political power at the barrel of a gun alone. Control and...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 2:33pm
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Despite an inferior information communication environment, North Korea has a high capacity to conduct robust cyber operations aimed at collecting foreign intelligence, disrupting foreign comput-ers,...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 8:39am
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On several occasions since 2013, crashed North Korean drones have been discovered in strategically significant areas in South Korea. Do North Korean drones represent a threat to Korean security? How...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:27am
Author(s): Van Jackson
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The Asian economic resurgence was first initiated by Japan after the end of World War II. Japan’s economy grew rapidly during the three decades from 1950 at the rate of almost 10 percent per...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:25am
Author(s): Yoon-shik Park
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The Republic of Korea (ROK or South Korea) is an emerging space-faring nation seeking to expand its space capabilities in the realms of science, communications, commerce, and national security...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:10am
Author(s): Daniel A. Pinkston
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