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Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies 2007

Publication: May 2011

South Korea's Progressives and the U.S.-ROK Alliance

As the reigning consensus has it, the U.S.-ROK alliance is one of the most successful of its kind in history. The alliance not only succeeded in defending South Korea from North Korean aggression for over half a century but also oversaw the industrialization and democratization of South Korea as the…

The North Korean Nuclear Program and Peace Process

The history of the first of North Korea’s nuclear proliferation crises has received considerable attention and analysis. The regional implications of a nuclear North Korea were signaled clearly and repeatedly in 1993 and 1994, as the alarm bell rang in response to a head-on confrontation between the Democratic People’s Republic…

The North Korean Nuclear Program and Peace Process: Past, Present, and Future

The North Korean Nuclear Program and Peace Process: Past, Present, and Future

Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation at a Crossroads

Economic relations between North Korea and South Korea broke major new ground in 2005. Inter-Korean trade increased by more than 50 percent over the previous year and exceeded $1 billion for the first time. After many years of struggle, Hyundai’s Mt. Kumgang tourism project turned in an operating profit. The…

U.S. and ROK Strategic Doctrines and the U.S.-ROK Alliance

The year 2006 witnessed increasing concern among both Americans and South Koreans that their alliance of more than 50 years might be in jeopardy. Differences between the two governments over the nature of the North Korean (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK) regime and the challenges it posed—differences now openly…

Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy in Declining Centrally Planned Economies and in Early Transition Economies: Some Observations of North Korea

Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy in Declining Centrally Planned Economies and in Early Transition Economies: Some Observations of North Korea