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Is Korea policy too important to be left to the Americans?

April 1

In his latest column for the Asia Times, KEI Vice President Mark Tokola notes that there are four assumptions that underpin the U.S. approach to North Korea. There is a Korea problem that needs solving; The biggest problem is North Korea’s nuclear weapons program; Only…

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Korea and global COVID vaccinations

March 31

On March 30, Korea Times published an op-ed from KEI’s Senior Director Troy Stangarone that spotlighted a space where South Korea can play a larger role on the global stage. He notes that the leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (United States, India, Australia, and…

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KEI Vice President Mark Tokola interviewed by Bloomberg

March 18

KEI Vice President Mark Tokola was interviewed by Bloomberg on March 17, 2021. In response to questions regarding North Korea’s position vis-a-vis the Biden administration, Mark noted: “The ball is actually North Korea’s court. They’re the ones who have to agree to talk — it…

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Biden Takes the Right First Steps With South Korea, But a Long Road Lies Ahead

March 12

In his latest column for the Diplomat Magazine, KEI Director of Academic Affairs and Fellow Kyle Ferrier noted that new challenges still need to be faced even as the Biden administration is moving to repair damages that the Trump administration inflicted on the U.S.-Korea Alliance.…

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Korea should phase out internal combustion engine

March 11

In his latest column with the Korea Times, KEI senior director Troy Stangarone proposed that South Korea should phase out the sale of new vehicles with internal combustion engines. He argues that Korea is well-placed to be competitive in the global electric and hydrogen vehicle…

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Why South Korea should stand up for Mongolians in China

March 9

The East Asia Forum published KEI Vice President Mark Tokola and intern Alexandra Langford’s op-ed calling for the South Korean government to be a more vocal advocate for ethnic Mongolians in China. Beijing’s recent push to enforce Mandarin Chinese as the language of instruction for…

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Call for Papers: 2021 Academic Paper Series

October 8

Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020 The Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) is issuing a call for papers for the next round of its Academic Paper Series—a program to generate academic papers and a public discussion of issues related to the Korean Peninsula…

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COVID-19 requires bold economic measures

March 25

To minimize the risk of a severe recession stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is better to be bold than to act too slowly, says KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone. He further notes that South Korea is taking the right first steps with its bold…

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KEI Response to COVID-19

March 25

Updated March 25, 2020 The Korea Economic Institute of America aims to continue serving as the leading platform for discussion on the U.S.-Korea relationship while also keeping our staff and community safe during the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. The KEI team wanted to share the…

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Troy Stangarone's Analysis on North Korea's Underdevelopment in Hudson Institute Publication

March 23

In a Hudson Institute publication titled "Pathways to Peace: Achieving the Stable Transformation on the Korean Peninsula," KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone contributed a chapter entitled "Economic Engagement with North Korea Post-denuclearization." In this chapter, Stangarone takes on a hypothetical scenario in which Pyongyang commits…

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