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Regarding Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong's Comments in DC

September 27

On September 24, Radio Free Asia quoted KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone in an article regarding Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong’s controversial comments about China at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting. Troy agreed with Chung that it is understandable that China wants a greater voice…

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UNICEF reports that one in five North Korean children underdeveloped

September 24

In a Radio Free Asia interview on UNICEF’s Child Nutrition Report 2021, KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone was quoted saying that food shortage causes malnutrition, which in turn leads to the spread of disease. He emphasized the urgency to secure sufficient food for North Koreans.…

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State Department notes "End of War" declaration requires North Korean involvement

September 24

On September 22, Radio Free Asia quoted KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone in an article about the U.S. State Department’s interest in engaging North Korea. This followed President Moon Jae-in’s proposal for an end-of-war declaration at the UN General Assembly. Troy was quoted saying that…

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South Korea Leads the Fight Against Google and Apple’s App Market

September 21

On August 31, South Korea became the first nation to challenge Google and Apple’s control over the app market by prohibiting these companies from forcing their own payment system for all in-app purchases. KEI’s Director of Public Affairs Sang Kim argues that this is consistent…

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Ri Sol Ju and Kim Jong-un

September 21

On September 20, KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone’s April 2018 interview with CNN was quoted in an MSN Indonesia article about Ri Sol-ju, the wife of Kim Jong-un. Troy’s comment that “in North Korea, nothing is accidental” was used to support the article’s argument that the selection of Ri Sol-ju…

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DPRK-China Trade Plummiting

September 17

On September 16, KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone was quoted in a Radio Free Asia article about the low trade volume between North Korea and China in the first half of 2021. Troy stated that there are some signs that trade will begin to increase…

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IOC gets it wrong on North Korea

September 16

On September 16, KEI Senior Director Troy Stagnarone published an editorial with The Korea Times questioning the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to suspend North Korea from competing in the Olympics until the end of 2022. The IOC’s decision followed Pyongyang’s decision not to send athletes to…

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Continuing Sanctions on North Korea

September 15

On September 14, Radio Free Asia quoted KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone’s remarks on North Korea’s resistance to complete denuclearization and how sanctions relief is not an effective tool to entice Pyongyang to change its behavior. The article discussed the decision by the U.S. State Department…

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South Korea Becomes Mongolia’s 6th Strategic Partner

September 14

On September 13, The Diplomat cited a KEI report on Korea-Mongolia economic relations by Lee Jae Young in Volume 31 of Korea’s Economy. In light of Korea becoming Mongolia’s 6th strategic partner on September 10th, the article analyzed the relationship between Mongolia and South Korea,…

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North Korea's non-participation in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

September 13

On September 9, KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone told Radio Free Asia that there is a high probability that North Korea will not participate in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics due to COVID-19, even if it is not subject to disciplinary action by the International…

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