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On Korea: Academic Paper Series 2014

10 Publications

Generational Differences in Attitudes Toward Korean Unification

For the past two decades, studies have indicated that popular support for Korean unification is dropping. However, no explanation is offered for this. This report addressed a 2012 study undertaken to examine the public opinion of South Koreans to determine which demographic factors might be influencing this drop in popular…

South Korean Views on the U.S. Rebalance to Asia

The U.S. rebalance to Asia continues to stir debate in South Korea. This debate has thus far been carried out via the discussion of the political elite on what the U.S. initiative means for Korea. However, the perceptions of the general public on the U.S. rebalance have not yet been…

Information Technology and Social Controls in North Korea

To mitigate the risk of social unrest, the North Korean government has attempted to integrate information technology into its system of social controls. Cell phones and other communications technology are a material incentive for the North Korean elite, as well as a means of controlling information for the population. Penalties…

How Expanding Trans-Border Transportation Networks Will Impact South Korean-Mongolian Energy Cooperation: Using the Greater Tumen River Initiative to Realize the Eurasia Initiative

The Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) is a regional cooperation mechanism among Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mongolia, and Russian Federation which is supported by the UNDP. GTI member governments established this mechanism with the goal of strengthening economic and technical cooperation to obtain…