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Andy Hong is the Program Officer at the Korea Economic Institute of America, where he is responsible for developing new programs, implementing existing initiatives, and supporting general office operations.

Prior to joining KEI, Andy worked as a program assistant with the Korean American Grassroots Conference (KAGC), a nonprofit civic engagement and advocacy group for Korean Americans. His responsibilities included conducting research, managing internal databases, coordinating events, and supervising interns and fellows from schools across the nation. Andy also completed two internships on Capitol Hill, once as a KAGC Congressional Fellow with Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, and once as a policy intern with the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), also known as the Helsinki Commission.

Andy graduated from Brown University University with a B.A. in International Relations with a focus on Security, as well as in German Studies. He also received credits from the History Department at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

KEI’s 2023 Report on American Attitudes Toward the Korean Peninsula summarizes results from a survey commissioned by KEI and conducted by YouGov from August 22nd to August 29th, 2023. The…

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September 28, 2023

KEI’S SPECIAL PROJECT ON THE SOUTH KOREAN NUCLEAR ARMAMENT DEBATE South Korea’s nuclear armament debate received renewed attention in 2023. But, this issue is one that has animated Korean politics,…

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Region: Asia

KEI’s 2022 Report on American Attitudes Toward the Korean Peninsula summarizes results from a survey commissioned by KEI and conducted by YouGov from September 1st to September 12th, 2022. The…

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December 1, 2022

This piece is one of 12 contributions to KEI’s special project on South Korea’s nuclear armament debate that will run on The Peninsula blog over the next month. The project’s contributors include young, emerging, and mid-career voices, examining the debate from a historical, a domestic, and an international perspective. On Wednesday, March 15, KEI will host…

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Region: Asia

March 10, 2023

A video version of the 10 Issues to Watch for on the Korean Peninsula in 2023 with the blog's authors is available on KEI's YouTube channel. The most significant event to impact the Korean Peninsula in 2022 was Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As in much of the world, the war had the effect of furthering…

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This is the fourth piece in a series looking at how the issues identified in KEI’s annual “10 Issues to Watch for on the Korean Peninsula” series and other issues of note developed in 2022. The original “10 Issues” piece can be found here. The Republic of Korea emerged in 2022 as one of the world’s…

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Region: Europe, Asia

December 22, 2022

On August 9th, President Biden signed the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act to boost U.S. investment in the semiconductor industry and incentivize domestic manufacturers. Some of its major provisions incentivize investment in the United States by major foreign chip manufacturers, namely those from Taiwan and South Korea. Framed as a…

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Region: Asia, North America

August 24, 2022