Digital Library

Welcome to the KEI Online Digital Library. From here, you can access the full catalog of our public work.

Library Search

Displaying 5049 Publications

Outside observers sometimes interpret the adoption of South Korean pop culture trends by North Korea’s state-sanctioned outlets as symbols of the regime buckling under the internal demand for change. The implicit hope is that cultural imitation of South Korea will lead to Pyongyang’s liberalization in other areas, particularly the economy and the political structure. People…

Read More
Region: Asia
June 18, 2021

What Happened Internet company Naver’s labor union is publicly criticizing the company’s management after one of its employees took his own life due to excessive workloads and workplace harassment. Other companies have also struggled to create a stable and safe workplace environment, evident in recent strikes protesting overwork in other industries. Gig workers, or “irregular workers,” have received even fewer protections…

Read More
Region: Asia
June 17, 2021

Please join us for a conversation with former U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues Robert King on his new book.

Read More
Region: Asia

26 links in 4 Categories.

Read More
June 17, 2021

26 links in 4 Categories.

Read More
June 16, 2021

The long 2020 is behind us and expectations for President Joe Biden could not be higher. Many constituents demand that the new U.S. administration fix not only what Mr. Trump damaged during his four years in office but also parts of society that were broken long before the 2016 election. President Biden no doubt realizes…

Read More
Region: Asia
June 16, 2021

26 links in 4 Categories.

Read More
June 15, 2021

26 links in 4 Categories.

Read More
June 15, 2021

What Happened On June 1, the Ministry of Justice announced a revision to the Nationality Act that will make it easier for the children of permanent residents to receive South Korean citizenship. The new policy sparked a backlash from those who believe the policy favors Chinese residents living in South Korea, as 95% of those who would benefit from…

Read More
Region: Asia
June 14, 2021

What Happened Lee Jun Seok is emerging as the leading candidate in the race for the chairmanship of the main opposition party. Lee has been openly critical of the Moon Jae-in administration’s efforts to have a gender quota in his cabinet appointments. The ruling Democratic Party’s candidates were soundly defeated in recent mayoral elections in Seoul and Busan, largely…

Read More
Region: Asia
June 11, 2021