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Despite an historic delay and continued opposition in some quarters, passage of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) looks set to proceed quickly through the United States Congress. The...
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 10:22am
Publication Type: Insight 2011, KEI Insight
Author(s): Troy Stangarone
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KEI has bid farewell to 6 of its 9 family members this year. The faces and personalities are changing, but KEI’s commitment to excellence remains. We have a basic philosophy of hiring the best,...
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 10:17am
Publication Type: Insight 2011, KEI Insight
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Despite years of sanctions and isolation, foreign goods and modern consumer technologies continue to flow into North Korea providing elites with luxury goods and fueling the fragile economy....
Friday, January 20, 2012 - 3:22pm
Publication Type: Insight 2011, KEI Insight
Author(s): Abraham Kim
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Winston Churchill coined the term “summit” in the early 1950s to define meetings between leaders of great powers in the Cold War. While summits have allowed needed personal contacts for leaders,...
Friday, January 20, 2012 - 3:21pm
Publication Type: Insight 2011, KEI Insight
Author(s): Sarah K. Yun
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While the initial focus may be on the humanitarian and safety needs of Japan after the Fukushima nuclear accident, South Korea has a major stake in the future of nuclear power. Countries around the...
Friday, January 20, 2012 - 3:18pm
Publication Type: Insight 2011, KEI Insight
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For much of the past month, the world has sat transfixed as the Arab World has begun to transform before our eyes. Having started in Tunisia, the call for political reforms and elections has rapidly...
Friday, January 20, 2012 - 3:16pm
Publication Type: Insight 2011, KEI Insight
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During the last two years ago, U.S.-South Korea relations have strengthened in ways that many Korea watchers did not expect. With a liberal President Barack Obama entering office, some feared that...
Friday, January 20, 2012 - 3:07pm
Publication Type: Insight 2011, KEI Insight
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Last year was a momentous year for the Korean Peninsula. As the world worked its way out of the global and financial crisis of 2008-2009, South Korea demonstrated its global leadership at the Seoul G...
Friday, January 20, 2012 - 3:04pm
Publication Type: Insight 2011, KEI Insight
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On November 2-6, KEI President Jack Pritchard and KEI Director Nicole Finneman visited Pyongyang to discuss with North Korean officials the current state of North Korea’s foreign relations and gain a...
Friday, January 20, 2012 - 2:59pm
Publication Type: Insight 2010, KEI Insight
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In less than two weeks world leaders will arrive in Seoul for two days of intense discussions on the current global economic recovery. Unlike the prior G-20 meetings during the crisis, the Seoul...
Friday, January 20, 2012 - 2:56pm
Publication Type: Insight 2010, KEI Insight
Author(s): Troy Stangerone
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In April 29, with national flags lowered to half-mast across South Korea, a siren blew at 10 a.m. calling for a moment of silence for the 46 sailors lost in the tragic sinking of the Cheonan on...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
Publication Type: Insight 2010, KEI Insight
Author(s): Nicole Finnemann
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In the past few months, Korea’s profile as a peaceful nuclear power has risen with the announcement of a deal for its first ever export of a nuclear power plant—to the United Arab...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
Publication Type: Insight 2010, KEI Insight
Author(s): Troy Stangarone
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Beginning of Korea-India Relations, Shrouded in Legend  Every year, India traditionally invites a foreign head of state to attend the anniversary of the establishment of the Indian Republic...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
Publication Type: Insight 2010, KEI Insight
Author(s): Greg Scarlatoiu
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From Kia, with Love: Korean Greenfield Investment Revives a Community On Friday, February 26, in a flashy rock concert atmosphere, a much awaited and well attended ribbon cutting ceremony took...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
Publication Type: Insight 2010, KEI Insight
Author(s): Greg Scarlatoiu
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Free elections are not part of North Korea’s political fabric, but Kim Jong-Il and his advisors are undoubtedly aware that the regime’s legitimacy will be challenged if it fails to...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
Publication Type: Insight 2010, KEI Insight
Author(s): James Lister
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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. 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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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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