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This article is aimed at analyzing, in a comparative perspective, the economic reforms undertaken by Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea) and Cuba since the demise of…

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Region: Asia

In this episode we hear from Korean-American filmmaker Michael Kang, who made his directorial debut at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival with The Motel, which was awarded the Humanitas Prize…

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March 14, 2011

We bring the Korean Kontext studio to the U.S. Department of State to speak with Kathleen Stephens, current U.S. Ambassador to South Korea. Ambassador Stephens shares with us her personal…

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Region: Asia
February 18, 2011

In this episode we speak with Ambassador John Everard, who served as Ambassador of Great Britain to North Korea from 2006-2008. Ambassador Everard experienced firsthand life as one of only…

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Region: Asia
February 7, 2011

As this paper goes to press, relations on the Korean Peninsula are at their tensest level in more than 20 years. Since 2006, when the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea…

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In 2006–08 Pyongyang had two kinds of markets. The first were "official" markets that had started out many years earlier as farmers markets selling only food but have since grown…

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January 31, 2011

Hello again after the holiday break! Just before the holidays I spoke with Hawon Lee, who was just wrapping up his nearly four years as Washington D.C. Bureau Chief of…

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Region: Asia
January 21, 2011

This paper examines policies in the renewables sector across various countries and where political tensions could generate suboptimal outcomes for the sector’s development. In its analysis of supply- and demand-side…

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Region: Asia
December 25, 2010

In this episode we speak with Mr. Ken E. Gause, currently a senior research analyst with the International Affairs Group and Iranian Studies Program at CNA Strategic Studies in Alexandria,…

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Region: Asia
December 15, 2010

With North Korea becoming increasingly politically isolated, there are few channels through which the international community can remain engaged. Despite the distaste most have for Pyongyang politics, more than 24…

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Region: Asia
November 25, 2010