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KEI Contributor – Kyle Ferrier

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International observers were shocked when President Trump met with North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in June 2018. But amid the spectacle of these two leaders putting aside their infamous…

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

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April 3, 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 patients. The large number, however,…

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March 6, 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 has posed with its America-first…

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February 7, 2020

The Trump administration’s increased emphasis on the cost of the U.S.-South Korea alliance has called into question its appreciation of Seoul’s contributions and raised concerns about the future of the…

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Region: Asia

December 5, 2019

With the White House's announcement that the renegotiation of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement may have addressed the security concerns cited by the Department of Commerce in the Section 232…

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May 21, 2019

Writing for the Diplomat magazine, KEI's Kyle Ferrier brings readers' attention to the decision by ASEAN +3 (Korea, China, and Japan) to add local currencies to the dollar-denominated regional currency…

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May 16, 2019

Observing the first summit between Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin, Radio Free Asia quoted KEI board member Mark Fitzpatrick's comment that the intention of the engagement appears to have been…

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April 29, 2019

BBC World Service interviewed KEI Director of Academic Affairs Kyle Ferrier on South Korea's rollout of its 5G network.  As the first country to commercialize the next generation of internet…

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April 10, 2019

Please join Tycho van der Hoog on why countries in southern Africa continue to engage with North Korea.

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June 6, 2022

Please join KEI for a conversation with Markus Garlauskas and Axel Catellier on the factors driving South Korea’s recent military force development.

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Region: Asia

May 18, 2022

Please join Professor Zhiqun Zhu  for a discussion on how Seoul might best defend its own interests amid the growing U.S.-China rivalry.

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Region: Asia

November 8, 2021

As 2021 began, the world was still in the depths of the pandemic and vaccines to protect against COVID-19 were only beginning to become available to the public in a small number of countries. As 2022 begins, the pandemic continues to impact lives and economies around the world but there are signs of recovery. Among…

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Region: Asia, North America

After more than a year since the previous one expired, the U.S. and South Korea finally agreed to terms for a new military burden-sharing deal. The Special Measures Agreement (SMA) had previously been hostage to former U.S. President Donald Trump’s transactional approach to alliances which proved to be a looming threat to U.S.- Korea ties.…

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Region: Asia, North America

March 18, 2021

We were reminded last year that it can be difficult to anticipate the events that will dominate any given year. As 2020 began, few people expected focus of the world or the Korean Peninsula to be on a global pandemic, but that is how the year unfolded. South Korea has handled the pandemic relatively well…

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On Sunday November 15 the countries party to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) announced that trade negotiations had successfully concluded after several years of delays. The deal will be the largest free trade agreement (FTA) in Asia and is expected to create new opportunities for growth, including for South Korea. The idea of an…

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Region: Asia

November 23, 2020