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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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When the Internet became accessible to the international public in the 1990’s, it forever revolutionized the way people exchange information and communication. Demands for connection to the...
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 10:08am
Author(s): Jane Kim
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Until the recent passing of Kim Jong-il, the world thought of North Korea as a Stalinist, Hermit Kingdom run by a crazy, nuclear weapon-building, grey jumpsuit-wearing dictator known as the Dear...
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 10:07am
Author(s): Peter Nesbitt
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Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) President Kim il-Sung explained to his counterpart Erich Honecker, President of the German Democratic Republic, in 1977 that building socialism in...
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 10:04am
Author(s): Ian Rinehart
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Natural disasters are known to draw nations closer together. The 2004 tsunami relief efforts of various states, especially the United States, were widely credited with improving relations with...
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 10:00am
Author(s): Andrew Kim
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There is no doubt that the United States has been a dominant economic power in the world. U.S. troops are deployed in the various corners of the world, and their military presence is often a strong...
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 9:45am
Author(s): Gloria Koo
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Northeast Asian countries compete against one another in order to procure natural resources from abroad. Moreover, competition surrounding energy-related technologies is getting overheated in this...
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 9:44am
Author(s): Eunjung Lim
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Northeast Asian countries including Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan, have recently considered adopting the U.S.-style legal education as a revolutionary remedy to dissolve chronic problems of the Pre-...
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 9:37am
Author(s): Yukyoung Choe
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Korea’s economic development since the 1980s has occurred in the context of capital controls and a strong governmental role in achieving sustained growth. The experiences of two financial...
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 9:35am
Author(s): June Park
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Conflict and cooperation are constants in the discipline of international relations. In the case of the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) and Japan’s bilateral military relations, the...
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 9:31am
Author(s): Jiun Bang
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Since the advent of the Nuclear Age, the terrifying prospect of an accidental nuclear explosion raises grave security concerns. This issue remains under-examined in Asia, even though there is an...
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 9:28am
Author(s): Lisa He
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The stagnation of the six-party process has produced great anxiety in Russia over the future of the Korean peninsula. Indeed, in September 2010, even before the attack on Yeonpyeong and the...
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:40pm
Author(s): Stephen Blank
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Japan has been a core member of the six-party talks from their inception but has pursued its own set of interests that do not always align with other participants. The Japan–North Korean relationship...
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:39pm
Author(s): Michael R. Auslin
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China’s ideal outcome for North Korea is a Goldilocks state—one that is not so strong to challenge China or so weak that its implosion threatens Chinese interests. China’s multifaceted approach...
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:38pm
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The six-party talks have been hindered by political shifts in the states involved, and especially by changing levels of support for the talks in Washington and Seoul. But the talks remain the primary...
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:37pm
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Even though inter-Korean economic cooperation has been growing steadily for the past two decades, the volume of inter-Korean trade is still small compared to the other emerging Asian economies’ trade...
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:36pm
Author(s): Doowon Lee
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North Korea badly needs change but whether that change can and should be induced or forced from the outside is open to question. This paper proceeds from the perspective that most outside engagement...
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:34pm
Author(s): William B. Brown
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China, Japan, and South Korea are dependent on fossil fuels. This reliance perpetuates vulnerabilities to energy supply, incites resource competition, and exposes each country to fossil energy market...
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:33pm
Author(s): George Hutchinson
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In the last year, South Korea has won a number of contracts for foreign nuclear sales against stiff competition from traditional nuclear suppliers, putting it on the path towards becoming a major...
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:31pm
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