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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

Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, December 3, 2021 The Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) is issuing a call for papers for the next round of its Academic Paper Series—a program…

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October 6, 2021

Most South Korean conglomerates have weathered the shortage much better than their global competitors. But KEI’s Kyle Ferrier notes in his latest article for the Diplomat Magazine that this could…

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April 1, 2021

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…

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March 12, 2021

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…

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October 8, 2020

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

By Kyle Ferrier With daily new COVID-19 cases rising to over 400 recently, South Korea finds itself on the brink of a second outbreak of the virus. Looming over the possible outbreak is the government’s decision whether to elevate social distancing measures to contain the spread of infections at the expense of, at least in…

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August 28, 2020

By Kyle Ferrier Earlier this week I covered major risks to the South Korean economy from a financial crisis caused by COVID-19. While South Korea is particularly susceptible to the worsening economic fallout from the pandemic, it is far from helpless. Rough experiences with past financial crises, namely the 1997-1998 Asian Financial Crisis, have led…

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Region: Asia

March 26, 2020

By Kyle Ferrier The world is on the precipice of another financial crisis, this time caused by a global pandemic. In the past several weeks financial markets have tumbled at a historic pace as the number of COVID-19 cases have exploded around the world. Although South Korea’s response to contain the virus at home has…

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March 24, 2020

By Kyle Ferrier The 2020 U.S. presidential campaign is just getting underway. While we should expect plenty of mudslinging in the coming months, it will hopefully be more congenial than Pyongyang’s latest statement about the race. North Korea lambasted former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden this week in response to his comments on its leader…

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May 23, 2019