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The ROK-Japan relationship seemingly found a floor after the downward spiral that marked the end of the Lee Myung-Bak presidency and the first three years of President Park Geun-hye. Seoul and Tokyo...
Author(s): Brad Glosserman
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Jun 7 2017 - 15:59
In October 2015, the U.S. and Korean governments announced “New Frontiers of Cooperation” for the bilateral agenda following the summit meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and...
Author(s): Sean Connell
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May 24 2017 - 15:15
This report conducts an analysis of the corporate bond market in Korea and the changes in interest rates and term structure since the 1997 Asian financial crisis. The potential risks and solutions...
Author(s): Paul Moon Sub Choi
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Apr 21 2017 - 18:05
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) launched in August 2008 and transformed into a treaty-based inter-governmental organization in October 2012. The GGGI positioned South Korea at the forefront...
Author(s): Jeffrey Robertson
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Apr 17 2017 - 11:06
Suddenly and unexpectedly, after several decades as Asia’s backwater and basket case of international development, Myanmar was thrust to the center stage of international attention in 2011. The...
Author(s): Matteo Fumagalli
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Feb 15 2017 - 15:29
This paper examines the short-run and long-run relation between volatility in the real effective exchange rate and stock returns in the Republic of Korea. A trivariate vector autoregressive model is...
Author(s): Rajarshi Mitra
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Jan 17 2017 - 10:52
Among the most important issues that will confront the new Trump administration is how to deal with North Korea. Before Mr. Trump leaves office, North Korea may achieve the capability of attacking...
Author(s): David Straub
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Dec 5 2016 - 17:29
In 2013, two countries in East Asia launched their respective visions for an East-meets-West integrated region: China pronounced one of the most ambitious foreign economic strategies...
Author(s): Balbina Hwang
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Nov 16 2016 - 12:05
This study explores the organization of the Korean labor market, systemic faults in it leading to undesirable outcomes and their determinants, and consequences for workers and employers. Long-term...
Author(s): Vladimir Hlasny
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Oct 28 2016 - 09:58
This is the full PDF of the 2016 edition of Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies. Please click here to download the individual chapters included in this publication.   Since our founding...
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Oct 7 2016 - 10:53
Countries active in Northeast Asia differ in how they interpret China’s intentions in regard to security. Does China seek regional domination? Is it defensively resisting the aggressive designs...
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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Oct 7 2016 - 10:50
What are Chinese strategic intentions in Northeast Asia, and how have they evolved in recent years? Scholarly and policy research largely focuses on how domestic political and cultural factors...
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Oct 7 2016 - 10:44
China’s growing military capabilities are an increasing source of consternation for Japan. Areas of concern include China’s activities in the East China Sea, Beijing’s increasing...
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Oct 7 2016 - 10:34
Today’s relationship between the United States and China is more varied, complex, and cooperative than the accumulation of headlines would lead one to believe. The news media and commentators...
Author(s): Mark Tokola
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Oct 7 2016 - 10:28
With its 4,000 km border to the Russian Far East and Siberia, growing economic potential and military capabilities, rising China has been on the minds of the Russian elite for a long time – at...
Author(s): Alexander Gabuev
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Oct 6 2016 - 18:24
The most noticeable shift of diplomacy and security strategy in Xi Jinping’s government is the evolution of peripheral diplomacy. China’s East Asia strategy is especially evolving in...
Author(s): Lee Dong Ryul
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Oct 6 2016 - 18:16
What equilibrium means to geopolitical balance of power maneuvering, equality means to national identity resentments over gaps perceived as unjust. When South Korea gained favor as the “...
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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Oct 6 2016 - 18:14
South Korea’s nation-building project during the Cold War relied heavily on strong state direction designed to generate a sense of cohesion and national identity. These strategies were...
Author(s): Scott Snyder
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Oct 6 2016 - 18:11
It is tempting to see in developments in contemporary Japanese politics indications of a fundamental shift in Japanese national identity. Resist that temptation. There are changes afoot in Tokyo, but...
Author(s): Brad Glosserman
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Oct 6 2016 - 18:00
The roller coaster of relations between Japan and South Korea has taken a sudden jolt with the December 28, 2015 agreement on “comfort women.” Some anticipate a turning point, stabilizing...
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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Oct 6 2016 - 17:57
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