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Korean Kontext

The Korean Kontext

Korean Kontext is a podcast series by the Korea Economic Institute of America in Washington, D.C. Its aim is to provide listeners with a source for broad-based, substantive information about the U.S.-Korean relationship from all angles: political, cultural, economic, and social. Tackling major topics using current and historical context, interviews with prominent policy leaders, scholars,and artists, and in-depth analysis, Korean Kontext is crafted to inform the newcomer and the Korea guru alike. The views expressed here are the interviewees’ alone.

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Going Together to Address a Pandemic: Marc Knapper

April 17, 2020

Few alliances in the world are as storied and robust as the U.S.-Korea alliance. Building on the security relationship established at the end of the…

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Public Health is Human Rights, Human Rights is Public Health: Ambassador Robert King and Greg Scarlatoiu

April 10, 2020

Should the international community suspend advocacy for human rights in favor of cooperation with odious regimes to fight the COVID-19 pandemic? This appears upon first…

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The Economic Fallout of a Pandemic: Troy Stangarone and Kyle Ferrier

April 3, 2020

We are amidst a pandemic – its victims will not only be the sick but also those who will lose their livelihood as the economy…

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The Rise, Stumble, and Rise of A Conglomerate: Geoffrey Cain

March 27, 2020

How does a company that began as a vegetable and fish shop grow to become a leading global tech company – what made that astonishing…

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How Korea and the World Are (and Are Not) Fighting the Coronavirus: Amb. Kathleen Stephens and Mark Tokola

March 20, 2020

On January 27, the South Korean government in concert with private biotech companies went into overdrive to produce effective testing kits for the coronavirus. There…

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How an Isolated Country Fights a Pandemic: Troy Stangarone

March 13, 2020

On Friday, March 13, Commander of United States Forces Korea General Robert Abrams noted that North Korea’s armed forces have been in lockdown for about…

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Tackling the Coronavirus is Not Costless: Kyle Ferrier

March 6, 2020

As of March 6, there are over 6,500 reported coronavirus cases in South Korea. It is currently the country with the second-largest number of coronavirus…

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Can North Korea take on the coronavrius? Not alone: John Grundy

February 27, 2020

The U.S. Center for Disease Control announced this week that Americans should prepare for the coronavirus spreading in the United States. And in other parts…

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