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The New Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation Agreement Between South Korea and the United States: From Dependence to Parity

KEI is proud to release the latest volume in its Special Studies Series, The New Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation Agreement Between South Korea and the United States: From Dependence to Parity by Dr. Fred McGoldrick, an analysis of the new U.S.-Korea 123 nuclear cooperation agreement. Replacing the existing 1974 U.S.-Korean bilateral…

Inter-Korean Tensions Affecting ROK Stock Market and Foreign Exchange Markets

The news of heightened military readiness in the North on May 25 reverberated through the Republic of Korea’s stock market and foreign exchange markets, prompting South Korea to expend an estimated $2.5 billion from its foreign exchange reserves to defend the won. For your reference, KEI has compiled the following…

The List of State Sponsors of Terrorism (Guide)

The Secretary of State has the responsibility to designate countries as state sponsors of terrorism. This document outlines the legal framework, background, and applications of the State Sponsor of Terrorism (SPOT) list.

Siegfried S. Hecker

A Return Trip to North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Complex

On November 12, during my most recent visit to the Yongbyon Nuclear Complex with Stanford University colleagues John W. Lewis and Robert Carlin, we were shown a 25 to 30 megawatt-electric (MWe) experimental light-water reactor (LWR) in the early stages of construction. It is North Korea’s first attempt at LWR…

Economic Effects of a Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement

This study presents an analysis of the bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) that is being negotiated between Korea and the United States. The bilateral FTA negotiations were notified to the U.S. Congress by the United States Trade Representative in February 2006, and formal negotiations began in May 2006.1 It is…

The Global Crisis and Korea's International Financial Policies

The global crisis that was ignited by the meltdown in the U.S. subprime mortgage market is a dramatic illustration of just how interdependent our economic and financial systems have become. The spread of the crisis from a downturn in a major real sector of the U.S. economy to the financial…

Korea in Asia: Korea's Development, Asian Regionalism, and U.S.-Korea Economic Relations

The goal of this study is to explore the current state of U.S.-Korea trade and economic relations, with special emphasis on the impact of the rise of Asian regionalism and the implications of an evolving Korean development model. This book explores possibilities for closer U.S.-Korea economic relations, the resolution of…

Korea's Energy Insecurities: Comparative and Regional Perspectives

For more than a half century, the specter of renewed conflict across the demilitarized zone (DMZ) has dominated thinking about Korea’s future. To be sure, the prevailing political-military situation at the DMZ is dangerous, periodic changes in diplomatic atmospherics notwithstanding. Close to two million men remain under arms on the…

Korea's Capital Investment: Returns at the Level of the Economy, Industry, and Firm

The Korea Economic Institute (KEI) is pleased to issue the second of its new “Special Studies.” In contrast to KEI’s other publications, which generally take the form of a compilation of relatively short articles on analytical and policy issues by a number of authors, this series affords individual authors an…