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Please join us for a conversation with former U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues Robert King on his new book.

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Region: Asia
Topic: Human Rights

Please join us for a conversation with experts from the UK, Korea, and the U.S. to discuss whether the G7 Summit achieved its goals.

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Region: Europe, Asia

June 9, 2021
Yong Kwon, Mark Tokola, Lee Hye-min, John Nilsson-Wright, Susan Thornton

Please join KEI for a discussion on the future of the trilateral alliance in Northeast Asia with Stanford University’s Daniel Sneider.

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Region: Asia

Please join KEI for a discussion of how to vaccinate North Korea with lecturer on Global Health at Harvard Medical School Kee B. Park.

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Region: Asia
Topic: North Korea

May 21, 2021

South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s New Southern Policy (NSP)—the most recent effort by Seoul to boost relations with Southeast Asian countries and India and diversify its relationships beyond four major…

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Region: Asia

May 17, 2021

This paper addresses the U.S.-South Korea alliance in the context of Asia’s evolving security architecture. At the crux of the issue is the Biden administration’s desire to uphold the rules-based…

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May 17, 2021

This paper examines South Korea’s foreign policy towards China before, during, and after the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense dispute to investigate the limits of South Korea’s…

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Region: Asia

April 26, 2021

The Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI), with the generous support of the Korea Foundation, organized six “Vision Group” roundtable conversations with leading American scholars and commentators to discuss the…

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Region: Asia, North America

January 11, 2021

You’ve probably heard the Korean War referred to as an unfinished conflict – but that’s not just a reference to the frozen war on the Peninsula. The sudden outbreak of…

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Region: Asia

August 7, 2020

We often talk about whether the sanctions against North Korea are working. And we have spoken occasionally on this very podcast about the ways North Korea also cheats and gets…

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Region: Asia

July 31, 2020

North Korea is putting on a tough face as the world confronts the COVID-19 pandemic. Authorities in Pyongyang continue to reassure the rest of the world that nothing is wrong…

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Region: Asia

Looking back on the Korean War, one might assume that the outbreak of a violent conflict that killed millions of people would preclude the possibility of a peaceful resolution of…

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Region: Asia

July 10, 2020

Outside observers sometimes interpret the adoption of South Korean pop culture trends by North Korea’s state-sanctioned outlets as symbols of the regime buckling under the internal demand for change. The implicit hope is that cultural imitation of South Korea will lead to Pyongyang’s liberalization in other areas, particularly the economy and the political structure. People…

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Region: Asia

June 18, 2021

What Happened Internet company Naver’s labor union is publicly criticizing the company’s management after one of its employees took his own life due to excessive workloads and workplace harassment. Other companies have also struggled to create a stable and safe workplace environment, evident in recent strikes protesting overwork in other industries. Gig workers, or “irregular workers,” have received even fewer protections…

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Region: Asia

June 17, 2021

The long 2020 is behind us and expectations for President Joe Biden could not be higher. Many constituents demand that the new U.S. administration fix not only what Mr. Trump damaged during his four years in office but also parts of society that were broken long before the 2016 election. President Biden no doubt realizes…

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Region: Asia

June 16, 2021

What Happened On June 1, the Ministry of Justice announced a revision to the Nationality Act that will make it easier for the children of permanent residents to receive South Korean citizenship. The new policy sparked a backlash from those who believe the policy favors Chinese residents living in South Korea, as 95% of those who would benefit from…

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Region: Asia

June 14, 2021