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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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[Rebroadcast] North Korea’s Healthcare System: John Grundy

February 21, 2020

Even before the coronavirus became the top headline news in the United States, North Korea responded to the outbreak of the infectious disease in China…

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10 Issues for the Korean Peninsula in 2020: KEI Staff

February 14, 2020

2019 was a year of confusion in the United States and the Asia-Pacific. After the failed Hanoi summit, the world waited for North Korea to…

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Monetizing The Linchpin: Kyle Ferrier

February 7, 2020

Do countries need allies? Do alliances necessarily require the member countries to set aside their national interests? These are the questions that the Trump administration…

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Building a Better Future with Truth: Min Jin Lee

January 31, 2020

Why is it important to tell true stories about the past? It is a question that people are grappling with across the world. In the…

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Representation and Community: Alexander Chee

January 24, 2020

What is the value of representation in a society? Why consider a female president? or Asian actors in movies? or spotlight Black community leaders? It’s…

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Korea and the Persian Gulf: Troy Stangarone

January 17, 2020

2020 is starting off dramatically with the escalation of tensions in the Middle East – The world held its breath while the United States and…

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Impeachment, Part 2: Consequences

December 13, 2019

This week, Congress introduced 2 articles of impeachment against President Trump. One for abuse of power and one for obstruction of Congress. The ongoing confrontation…

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Impeachment, Part 1: Precedent

December 10, 2019

The ongoing confrontation between the White House and U.S. Congress will likely engross President Donald Trump’s political attention in the months ahead. Given his central…

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