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Human Rights

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On February 18, President Barack Obama signed into law a new round of sanctions designed to further squeeze the North Korean regime. On March 3, the United Nations Security Council…

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Region: Asia

March 4, 2016

Human rights in North Korea remains a divisive issue between the international community and North Korea. In 2013, the United Nations Human Rights Council established Commission of Inquiry on Human…

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Region: Asia
Topic: Security

February 25, 2016

In the decades following the Korean War, North Korea initiated a top-secret project to kidnap ordinary people from Japan, reeducate them, and turn them into international spies for the regime.…

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Region: Asia

February 7, 2016

Starting on October 20, 2015, a group of South Koreans will have the chance to cross the DMZ to meet with brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, and other family members that…

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Region: Asia
Topic: Security

October 20, 2015

This PDF is the full publication and contains all of the following sections: KEI Board of Directors KEI Advisory Council About the Korea Economic Institute of America Preface by KEI…

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Region: Asia

August 20, 2014

August 2009 saw an abrupt “about-face” in North-South relations on the Korean peninsula. The month began with former president Bill Clinton’s historic meeting with Chairman Kim Jong-il and concluded with…

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Region: Asia

May 25, 2011

The announcement by South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin of a plan to resolve the issue of Korean wartime forced laborers on Monday marked a triumph of leadership and strategic decisiveness. But it was a triumph almost entirely due to Korea and the government of President Yoon Suk-yeol, in contrast to the timidity and political…

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Region: Asia

March 6, 2023

On January 23, President Joe Biden officially notified the United States Senate that he was nominating Julie Turner as “Special Envoy for North Korea Human Rights Issues with Rank of Ambassador.”  Ms. Turner is currently serving as Director of the Office of East Asia and the Pacific in the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human…

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January 27, 2023

Political Junkies and anxious U.S. citizens watched in awe last week as the United States House of Representatives put on a five-day spectacle of electing the new Speaker of the House.  This surrealistic extravaganza finally concluded with the 15th vote which took place after midnight on January 7th. The election of the Speaker is usually…

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Region: Asia, North America

January 12, 2023

In recent days, North Korea’s human rights abuses were again debated at the United Nations and a resolution critical of Pyongyang is being circulated for consideration.  North Korea’s human rights record has been debated and a resolution critical of the government in Pyongyang has been adopted by the UN General Assembly every year since December…

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Region: Asia

November 4, 2022