Publications » Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies 2012

The theme of this year's publication is: "Asia at a Tipping Point: Korea, The Rise of China, and the Impact of Leadership Transitions"

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This PDF is the full publication and contains all of the following sections: KEI Board of Directors KEI Advisory Council Preface Download PDF here Political Change in 2010-2012 and...
Friday, June 15, 2012 - 12:26pm
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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The year 2012 may be determinative in transforming the leadership that will decide the fate of the hexagonal maneuvering over the North Korean nuclear threat and the prospects for reunification....
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 12:23pm
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North Korea poses the most serious security challenges for South Korea and Japan that they have faced in many decades as well as formidable challenges for the United States, and it is prompting China...
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 12:21pm
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One of the requirements for an East Asian Community, the agreed objective of regionalism, is the formation of social networks that forge trust and a sense of common purpose and identity. China, Japan...
Monday, June 11, 2012 - 11:00am
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Korea is on the front line between two contrasting proposals for regionalism based on economic integration. On the one side is the Chinese effort to establish an exclusive economic bloc in East Asia...
Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 11:00am
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Changes in political leadership are often associated with readjustments or reversals of policy, the impact of which can be both wide-ranging in scope and long-lasting in duration. Foreign policy,...
Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 9:54am
Author(s): Chung Jae-ho
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The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on December 17, 2011 has prematurely set in motion the leadership changes that were anticipated in 2012. To be sure, a leadership change in North Korea in...
Friday, June 8, 2012 - 10:46am
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The year 2011 closed with several symbolic events in predicting Japan’s relations with the Korean peninsula. When President Lee Myung-bak held summit talks with Prime Minister Noda Yoshihiko on...
Friday, June 8, 2012 - 9:58am
Author(s): Kazuhiko Togo
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Leadership has great bearing on the way the states active in Northeast Asia address sensitive questions related to the Korean peninsula. How should the shared goal of denuclearization of...
Friday, June 8, 2012 - 9:57am
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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It has become conventional wisdom in recent years to characterize the PRC as an “assertive” power. Since 2008, many commentators and analysts insist that China has become...
Friday, June 8, 2012 - 9:56am
Author(s): Andrew Scobell
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At a Russo-Korean summit in August 2011 Kim Jong-il announced his willingness to resume the Six-Party Talks without preconditions, i.e. no denuclearization or apologies. He also accepted Moscow...
Friday, June 8, 2012 - 9:55am
Author(s): Stephen Blank
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When scholars and commentators discuss Japan’s response to nuclear-armed North Korea, many jump to the conclusion that Japan will start thinking about arming itself with nuclear weapons while...
Friday, June 8, 2012 - 9:54am
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Change over continuity is now the tenor of the times on the Korean peninsula and beyond. For one thing, the year 2012—dubbed “Super Year”—has begun with election-year politics...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 10:52am
Author(s): Kim, Taeho
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Read the Chinese Internet and mainstream publications, and you will find virulent charges against South Korean attitudes toward China.1 Peruse even a small sample of a vast outpouring of Japanese...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 10:51am
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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Most studies of contemporary Northeast Asian security focus on the U.S. interaction with China, Japan or South Korea and are concerned with aspects of national power.1 The present chapter takes a...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 10:50am
Author(s): Leif-Eric Easley
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With increasing economic interdependence between South Korea and the PRC since the 1990s, in recent years, over two million South Koreans are reported to cross the sea for tourism and employment...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 10:48am
Author(s): Sharon Yoon
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The U.S. government has had a long and convoluted approach to the issue of bilateral or regional trade agreements involving East Asian countries. This paper focuses on three key aspects of...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 10:47am
Author(s): Edward J. Lincoln
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Since 1990, Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs), including Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Customs Unions, have spread rapidly on the basis of the WTO system that was launched in 1995; 224 FTAs were...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 10:45am
Author(s): Hyung-gon, Jeong
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Nearly two decades have passed since the last major multilateral trade agreements were concluded in 1993—a gap already longer than any since the GATT/WTO system emerged in 1948. Action on trade...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 10:42am
Author(s): Peter A. Petri
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