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History has shown that a power vacuum on the Korean Peninsula is an invitation to aggression. The 60-year-period from the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 to the end of the Korean War stands in marked...
Author(s): Sung-Yoon Lee
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Aug 18 2014 - 07:28
After the collapse of the Six-Party Talks in 2008 and the confrontational setting of 2009-12 when Sino-South Korean relations were mostly troubled, a new dynamic has emerged in the China-South Korea-...
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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Aug 18 2014 - 07:27
Korea traditionally occupies an important place in Russia’s foreign policy directed at Asia. That was the case at the turn of the twentieth century and in the Soviet period. In the first years...
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Aug 18 2014 - 07:26
On December 26 China’s leadership commemorated the 120th anniversary of Mao Zedong’s birth by bowing before his statue at the mausoleum in his honor on Tiananmen Square. On December 27...
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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Aug 18 2014 - 07:24
South Korea has traditionally valued ethnic homogeneity. While that mentality remains, the emergence of a demographic shift is challenging the way South Koreans view national identity, or “...
Author(s): Jiyoon Kim
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Aug 18 2014 - 07:23
After more than one hundred years of colonial rule, China regained sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997 and is now seeking the eventual return of Taiwan, which has enjoyed de facto independence since...
Author(s): Syaru Shirley Lin
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Aug 18 2014 - 07:22
The major international structural changes over the last 25 years—the end of the Cold War and rapid ascent of China—have direct impact on India’s national interests. The dominant...
Author(s): Deepa M. Ollapally
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Aug 18 2014 - 07:20
America’s economic engagement in the Asia-Pacific predates the republic itself. In February 1784, the merchant ship Empress of China set sail from New York to Canton seeking to trade coins and...
Author(s): Matthew Goodman
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Aug 18 2014 - 07:19
The re-election of Abe Shinzo as prime minister has led to a drastic change in the economic landscape of Japan through the implementation of “Abenomics.” Abe’s decision to promote...
Author(s): Takashi Terada
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Aug 18 2014 - 07:18
The debate on TPP versus RCEP has been widely recognized as a struggle between the United States and China for expanding their influence in the Asia-Pacific region, and it is now commonplace for...
Author(s): Jin Kyo Suh
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Aug 18 2014 - 07:17
For many years, the major trading countries coexisted comfortably under a multilateral trading system. Major trade liberalizations were agreed upon multilaterally. In most cases, trade disputes were...
Author(s): Zhang Xiaotong
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Aug 18 2014 - 07:15
With the North Korean nuclear threat still lingering, the international community’s decadeslong effort to bring about peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula was in vain. Although...
Author(s): Shin-wha Lee
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Aug 18 2014 - 07:13
North Korea is the world’s most troublesome country, brutal at home and a bully abroad. In 2013 it became even more dangerous, both to its neighbors and to its own people. Most worrisome are...
Author(s): Mark Fitzpatrick
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Aug 18 2014 - 07:12
On December 12 Jang Song-taek, largely considered the second most powerful man in North Korea and a well-known “China hand,” was executed for treason and corruption, leaving the Chinese...
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Aug 18 2014 - 07:09
This paper examines the evolution of income inequality in South Korea over the period 1965 to 2011 using a fairly new dataset, namely the Standardized World Income Inequality Database (SWIID). The...
Author(s): Yiagadeesen Samy
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Jul 23 2014 - 09:53
This paper centers upon two potentially transformative Special Economic Zones (SEZs) on the DPRK’s northwestern frontier – Hwanggumpyeong and Wihwa Islands. As part of a strategy for...
Author(s): Adam Cathcart
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Jul 8 2014 - 19:42
Publication Type: Facts on South Korea
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Jun 25 2014 - 15:20
The Korean economy has fared well despite the recent global market turmoil and is well positioned to benefit from the global recovery given its strong fundamentals and skilled policymaking. But the...
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Jun 16 2014 - 08:42
The health and strength of Korea’s manufacturing-intensive, export-led economy remains almost entirely dependent on access to energy imports; in particular, oil from the Middle East. This...
Author(s): George Hutchinson
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Jun 16 2014 - 08:39
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 - 08:35
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