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  October witnessed significant developments in the struggle to find a resolution to North Korea’s nuclear program.  · On October 9, the DPRK tested a nuclear device.  ...
Publication Type: Insight 2006, KEI Insight
Author(s): Scott Rembrandt
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While foreign direct investment (FDI) into South Korea has been waning, outward Korean investment has been robust over the past year. According to The Korea Times, foreign investment in Korea...
Publication Type: Insight 2006, KEI Insight
Author(s): James H. Alvis
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May 25 2011 - 15:56
  A successful KORUS FTA could position Korea among the top three electronics  manufacturing countries, according to a senior researcher from the Korea Institute for Industrial...
Publication Type: Insight 2006, KEI Insight
Author(s): James H. Alvis
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May 25 2011 - 15:56
Korea’s labor unions are known for their militancy. This characteristic is believed to be the result of past political repression and perceived economic inequality. Since the 1960s, Korea...
Publication Type: Insight 2006, KEI Insight
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May 25 2011 - 15:56
This past June, President Bush made a series of telephone calls to leaders in the region calling on them to use their influence with Pyongyang in an effort to halt North Korean preparations to...
Publication Type: Insight 2006, KEI Insight
Author(s): Jack Pritchard
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May 25 2011 - 15:56
  A good part of June was filled with reports, speculation, and plenty of opinions about North Korea’s missile program and the question of whether or not Pyongyang would test a...
Publication Type: Insight 2006, KEI Insight
Author(s): Jack Pritchard
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May 25 2011 - 15:56
  In a speaking tour to seven major U.S. cities during May 3 through May 11, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States and the Ambassador of the United States to Korea...
Publication Type: Insight 2006, KEI Insight
Author(s): James Lister
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May 25 2011 - 15:56
  Confucianism has influenced gender roles more than any other factor in Korean society. Traditionally, women’s roles were limited to household matters, and young girls were taught to...
Publication Type: Insight 2006, KEI Insight
Author(s): Florence Lowe-Lee
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May 25 2011 - 15:56
  For those following developments in the Korean auto industry, the first quarter of 2006 has certainly proven to be anything but mundane. Recent headlines have touted the further expansion...
Publication Type: Insight 2006, KEI Insight
Author(s): James H. Alvis
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May 25 2011 - 15:56
  There are growing signs that Korea’s economy is growing in a more sustainable manner after a long battle to overcome the depressive effects of household debt problems and a...
Publication Type: Insight 2006, KEI Insight
Author(s): James Lister
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May 25 2011 - 15:56
As 2005 wound down, the Six Party Talks appear stalled with the talks likely to resume no earlier than midJanuary. North Korean officials spent December deriding the new U.S. Ambassador to Seoul,...
Publication Type: Insight 2006, KEI Insight
Author(s): Scott Rembrandt
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May 25 2011 - 15:56
  After a record year in 2004 that saw foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Korea increase by 97.7 percent, 2005 saw a step back with a drop of nearly 10 percent, from $12.8 billion...
Publication Type: Insight 2006, KEI Insight
Author(s): Troy Stangarone
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May 25 2011 - 15:56
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