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Despite an inferior information communication environment, North Korea has a high capacity to conduct robust cyber operations aimed at collecting foreign intelligence, disrupting foreign comput-ers,...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 8:39am
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On several occasions since 2013, crashed North Korean drones have been discovered in strategically significant areas in South Korea. Do North Korean drones represent a threat to Korean security? How...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:27am
Author(s): Van Jackson
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The Asian economic resurgence was first initiated by Japan after the end of World War II. Japan’s economy grew rapidly during the three decades from 1950 at the rate of almost 10 percent per...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:25am
Author(s): Yoon-shik Park
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The Republic of Korea (ROK or South Korea) is an emerging space-faring nation seeking to expand its space capabilities in the realms of science, communications, commerce, and national security...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:10am
Author(s): Daniel A. Pinkston
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This paper examines the evolution of income inequality in South Korea over the period 1965 to 2011 using a fairly new dataset, namely the Standardized World Income Inequality Database (SWIID). The...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:53am
Author(s): Yiagadeesen Samy
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This paper centers upon two potentially transformative Special Economic Zones (SEZs) on the DPRK’s northwestern frontier – Hwanggumpyeong and Wihwa Islands. As part of a strategy for...
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 8:42pm
Author(s): Adam Cathcart
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For the past two decades, studies have indicated that popular support for Korean unification is dropping. However, no explanation is offered for this. This report addressed a 2012 study undertaken to...
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 5:33pm
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The U.S. rebalance to Asia continues to stir debate in South Korea. This debate has thus far been carried out via the discussion of the political elite on what the U.S. initiative means for Korea....
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 4:33pm
Author(s): Karl Friedhoff
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To mitigate the risk of social unrest, the North Korean government has attempted to integrate information technology into its system of social controls. Cell phones and other communications...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 12:09pm
Author(s): Scott Thomas Bruce
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The Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) is a regional cooperation mechanism among Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mongolia, and Russian...
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 11:36am
Author(s): Alicia Campi
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