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Over the past twenty years, economic relations between ASEAN and Korea have evolved quite rapidly. As a result, ASEAN has now become the second largest trading partner and FDI destination for Korea....
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Jun 16 2014 - 09:35
2013 marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and India. This relationship, based primarily on economic cooperation, has slowed down since the 2000s in...
Author(s): Cho Choongjae
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Jun 16 2014 - 09:33
Korea and Indonesia have developed an increasingly robust economic relationship over the past 40 years. Since the two states established diplomatic relationship in 1973, bilateral trade volume and...
Author(s): Kang Dae-Chang
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Jun 16 2014 - 09:31
Park Geun-hye’s Trustpolitik envisioned incremental, step-by-step exchanges, including economic ones, that would build trust. The strategy was disrupted by North Korean provocations during the...
Author(s): Stephan Haggard
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Jun 16 2014 - 09:29
For the past two decades, studies have indicated that popular support for Korean unification is dropping. However, no explanation is offered for this. This report addressed a 2012 study undertaken to...
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May 8 2014 - 17:33
The U.S. rebalance to Asia continues to stir debate in South Korea. This debate has thus far been carried out via the discussion of the political elite on what the U.S. initiative means for Korea....
Author(s): Karl Friedhoff
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May 8 2014 - 16:33
On Korea vol 7 provides great examples of the breadth and depth of issues centered on Korea and those that affect the U.S.-Korea alliance. These papers are original pieces written exclusively...
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Feb 19 2014 - 11:03
To mitigate the risk of social unrest, the North Korean government has attempted to integrate information technology into its system of social controls. Cell phones and other communications...
Author(s): Scott Thomas Bruce
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Jan 28 2014 - 12:09
The Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) is a regional cooperation mechanism among Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mongolia, and Russian...
Author(s): Alicia Campi
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Jan 23 2014 - 11:36
The North Korean government pursues illicit avenues to satiate the appetites of its top leaders, continue to develop Pyongyang’s weapons programs, obtain currency, and strengthen the elite...
Author(s): Soo Kim
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Jan 23 2014 - 11:35
The Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) is a regional cooperation mechanism among Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mongolia, and Russian...
Author(s): Alicia Campi
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Jan 22 2014 - 15:49
The North Korean government pursues illicit avenues to satiate the appetites of its top leaders, continue to develop Pyongyang’s weapons programs, obtain currency, and strengthen the elite...
Author(s): Soo Kim
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Jan 22 2014 - 15:46
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks on the verge of completion, Korea has announced that it will begin consultations for joining the regional trade agreement that aims to bring together...
Author(s): Troy Stangarone
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Dec 11 2013 - 15:59
Though previous Korean governments have taken steps to support Korea’s transition to an advanced innovation-driven economy, the Park administration has significantly heightened the level of...
Author(s): Sean Connell
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Dec 10 2013 - 11:40
Security and political issues over the Taiwan Strait and the Korean Peninsula remain as flashpoints in East Asia since WWII. The authors argue that economic interdependence, together with...
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Nov 18 2013 - 13:59
Since the end of the Korean War, the United States has been the largest supplier of defense systems to the Republic of Korea (ROK). The imperative of maintaining military interoperability with the U....
Author(s): Richard Weitz
Nov 11 2013 - 10:40
This PDF is the full publication and contains all of the following sections: KEI Board of Directors KEI Advisory Council  Preface   Bilateral Competition and Cooperation Under New...
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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Sep 3 2013 - 14:51
In the first months of 2013 the leadership transitions in Northeast Asia were completed. After a year in office Kim Jong-un was consolidating his grip on power and clarifying, through...
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Sep 3 2013 - 14:26
The countries bordering China are in the forefront in facing the challenge of a widening divide between China and the United States. Others, including those in Parts I and III, treat this...
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Sep 3 2013 - 14:21
After more than a decade of energetic pursuit of FTAs, a moment of decision has arrived in 2013. Three far-reaching, multilateral initiatives are simultaneously under negotiation: TPP, ...
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Sep 3 2013 - 14:17
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