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Following a record number of North Korean missile launches, as well as tests by South Korea, assertions have been widely and uncritically made that Seoul is participating in an inter-Korean…

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Region: Asia

Although the Korean Peninsula has been divided for over 70 years, North and South have not been able to make lasting progress in terms of reconciliation. While there are multiple…

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Region: Asia

April 20, 2022

Why is South Korea pilot-testing its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), and what made it shift from non-issuance to consideration? This paper investigates the Bank of Korea (BOK)’s CBDC-related developments…

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Region: Asia

March 3, 2022

In this new article of KEI’s Korea’s Economy,  Dr. Bark Taeho (President of the Global Commerce Institute of Lee & Ko and Former Minister for Trade) notes that Korea has faced…

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Region: Asia

February 4, 2022

June 25, 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. The conflict on the Korean Peninsula has been going on for so long that we sometimes…

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Region: Asia

June 19, 2020

While it is frustrating to see North Korean projectiles flying out to sea and Pyongyang’s erratic, unpredictable reactions in negotiations, we cannot forget where things stood in 2017 – the…

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Region: Asia

November 22, 2019

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, people’s aspiration to establish a pluralistic liberal democracy appears to be under scrutiny around the world – anti-immigration policies dominate political…

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Region: Asia

November 8, 2019

The U.S. Peace Corps was active in South Korea between 1961 and 1981. One of the many volunteers who served in South Korea was KEI president and CEO Kathleen Stephens.…

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Region: Asia

July 19, 2019

Globally, 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted each year. In the United States alone, 30-40% of the food supply is thrown out due to spoilage during the production process, culling of blemished items, exposure to pests, and consumer waste from buying and preparing more than is needed. Biodegrading food waste accounts for 6% of…

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July 19, 2022

Newly inaugurated president Yoon Suk Yeol made his international debut at the NATO summit held in Madrid, Spain. South Korea and three other Indo-Pacific states were invited to summit ahead of publication of the alliance's new "strategic concept," that mentions China for the first time. Experts say South Korea can expand its longstanding relations with…

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Region: Asia, Europe

July 12, 2022

*Since the below article was published, KakaoTalk decided to drop its challenge against Google's control over in-app payments. However, Korea's revised Telecommunications Business Act still sets the stage for future challenges with global ramifications. Google suspended software updates for KakaoTalk, South Korea’s most popular mobile messaging app, after the latter refused the U.S. tech giant’s demand…

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July 11, 2022

South Korea’s National Police Agency hosted the second annual Korea-ASEAN International Crime Capacity Building Program between July 4 and 15, 2022. Ongoing efforts to transfer policing know-how to participating Southeast Asian countries supported the previous administration’s initiative to bolster ties with the region. It also represented South Korea’s use of its good governance record to…

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July 10, 2022