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Domestically, the decision for Korea to take on the presidency of the Group of 20 (G-20) in 2010 was received with both excitement and concern. It was the first presidency by a country...
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 3:32pm
Author(s): Choi Heenam
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The term “reunification” can be defined as a process of forming one united country from two or more countries that had been separated by internal or external causes. ...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 10:17am
Author(s): Dong Yong-sueng
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Much has been written over the years on the geopolitical, security, legal, institutional, economic, and policy requisites for success in a hypothetical Korean reunification. One issue that has...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 10:16am
Author(s): Nicholas Eberstadt
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The year 2010, which is when the Korean economy recovered from the 2008 global financial crisis, seems to have been the turning point to rerecognize China’s importance in many...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 10:15am
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  As the economy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea becomes increasingly isolated, it depends more and more on the People’s Republic of China for survival...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 10:13am
Author(s): Dick K. Nanto
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Fundamental changes to the nature of politics inside China’s Communist Party are occurring at the same time Beijing and Pyongyang work out a new relationship. These developments are...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 10:11am
Author(s): Gordon G. Chang
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Incredible change in the global economy over the past decade has shattered virtually everyone's expectations of what the next fifty years will look like, and Korea is no excpetion. The rise of...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 10:10am
Author(s): Kim Won-kyong
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Just a few decades ago, South Korea had much in common with many African states as they were emerging from colonialism. At the time of Ghana’s independence in 1957, for example,...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:56am
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In this article, I focus on the impacts on South Korea of the current transformation in the Middle East. South Korea is the world’s fifth-largest importer of oil, importing 98...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:50am
Author(s): Han Baran
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The global energy environment affecting Korea at home and from abroad increases the necessity for green growth that can be achieved by environment-friendly energy technology development....
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:48am
Author(s): Whang Jooho
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The expansion of the Group of Eight (G-8) to the Group of 20 (G-20) was received by developing countries with high expectations and optimism. The expansion was considered an important...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:47am
Author(s): Mwangi S. Kimenyi
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Just as the world economy was about to be thrown into another Great Depression in late 2008, leaders of the Group of 20 (G-20) and emerging economies gathered for the first time to save the global...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:21am
Author(s): SaKong Il
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The world of the twenty-first century is not the world in which I grew up. Then, influence and power were centered in the so-called industrialized world—Western Europe, Japan, and North America...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:19am
Author(s): Paul Volcker
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  When the global financial crisis tore through world economies, national budgets around the world were immediately funneled to stabilize and revive the energy-intensive...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:17am
Author(s): Haeyoung Kim
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Every country is increasingly interested in the green economy and developing green growth. Different principles, strategies, and methods have been announced. Korea has also...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:08am
Author(s): Kim Hyoung-tae
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For industrial nations like South Korea, the stakes are high as increasing competition among populous Asian countries for dwindling resources presents a very serious threat to economic stability and...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:07am
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  Green growth was put into policy actions by the Korean government in January 2009. Having adopted “low carbon, green growth” as the new national vision put forward by President Lee...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:04am
Author(s): Han Seung-soo
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Korea’s V-shaped recovery from the Great Recession that began in early 2009 was among the fastest in the world and gave way to a robust expansion in 2010 that is now in full...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:01am
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It is undeniable that Korea successfully overcame the global financial crisis faster than any other country in the world. Last year, the Financial Times complimented Korea as it seemed to have pulled...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 8:58am
Author(s): Chae Wook
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The most important single variable for any trade-dependent country like Korea is robust and sustainable growth for the world economy. Korea takes a sharp hit to its exports, and thus its economic...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 8:54am
Author(s): C. Fred Bergsten
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