According to news reports, Kim Jong-un’s brother, Kim Jong-nam, was murdered in Malaysia on February 13. [Read More]
In this episode, Korean Kontext host Jenna Gibson speaks with Signe Poulsen, head of this new UN human rights office in Seoul. [Read More]
With the arrest of Lee Jae-yong on charges of bribery, embezzlement, perjury, and the illegal transfer of funds abroad, Samsung faces a period of uncertainty at a critical time for South Korea’s... [Read More]
What can South Korea’s ties with Myanmar reveal about its foreign policy? And how Seoul can optimize this relationship to boost its role in an evolving regional and global order? [Read More]
The new edition of KEI's On Korea book is now available in print and online! [Read More]
 

Spotlight (KEI News)

February 17, 2017

On February 16, KEI senior director for congressional affairs and trade, Troy Stangarone, appeared on Bloomberg Asia to discuss the arrest of Samsung heir Lee Jae Young. The video was republished...

February 15, 2017

On February 14, KEI Vice President Mark Tokola was quoted in several print and broadcast news outlets in South Korea regarding the assassination of Kim Jong-nam in Malaysia. The quotes were based...

February 15, 2017

On February 14, KEI Vice President Mark Tokola was quoted in an Associated Press story about the assassination of Kim Jong-nam in Malaysia. The quotes were based on Mark's analysis of the...

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Korea Kontext Podcasts

February 15, 2017

In February 2014, the United Nations' special Commission of Inquiry on on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched their report, laying out more than 400...

February 06, 2017

Starting from the period after the Korean War and continuing today, more than 100,000 Korean children were adopted around the world. As they get older, many of them decide to conduct a search for...

January 30, 2017

Much has been said about the power of outside information - news, weather, and even soap operas - to influence the North Korean public. But a new report takes a different angle on a possible...

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The Peninsula Blog

February 17, 2017

By Troy Stangarone With the arrest of Lee Jae-yong on charges of bribery, embezzlement, perjury, and the illegal transfer of funds abroad, Samsung faces a period of uncertainty at a critical time for...

February 16, 2017

By Juni Kim Monday’s assassination of Kim Jong-un’s eldest half-brother Kim Jong-nam has been widely thought to have been carried out on the North Korean regime’s order, perhaps even coming from Kim...

February 15, 2017

By Alex Ward Contrary to popular belief, President Donald Trump has a coherent worldview: the United States does not get as much from the world as it should, and the main goal of American foreign...

February 14, 2017

By Mark Tokola According to news reports, Kim Jong-un’s brother, Kim Jong-nam, was murdered in Malaysia on February 13.  He reportedly died while being transported from the Kuala Lumpur airport to a...

 

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