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  Surrounded on three sides by water, Korea is an oceanic nation that depends on the import of 95 percent of its energy sources and the export of its manufactured goods via maritime routes...
Publication Type: Insight 2008, KEI Insight
Author(s): Greg Scarlatoiu
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  Korea has once again been threatened by financial contagion that started in another country. In 1997, it began with Thai baht; this time, the trouble started on Wall Street. Since release...
Publication Type: Insight 2008, KEI Insight
Author(s): Florence Lowe-Lee
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  Black September, Meltdown Monday, America’s Financial 9/11, Financial Tsunami, Perfect Storm, worse financial crisis since the Great Depression 1929… Whatever the term used,...
Publication Type: Insight 2008, KEI Insight
Author(s): Florence Lowe-Lee
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  When the curtain fell on the XXIX Beijing Olympics, South Korean athletes, with 13 gold, 10 silver, and 8 bronze medals, had proven once again that, ranking seventh in the overall medal...
Publication Type: Insight 2008, KEI Insight
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  International oil prices have risen dramatically, raising the possibility of a “third oil shock.” During the first oil crisis in 1973, the annual average price soared to $85/...
Publication Type: Insight 2008, KEI Insight
Author(s): Florence Lowe-Lee
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  Adhering to the action-for-action framework of the February 13, 2007 agreement, North Korea and the United States traded symbolic actions last week that grabbed the headlines—...
Publication Type: Insight 2008, KEI Insight
Author(s): Nicole Finnemann
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  After more than two years of negotiation, false starts, and delay, Korea announced in April its intention to fully open its market to imports of U.S. beef, subject to finalization of...
Publication Type: Insight 2008, KEI Insight
Author(s): Troy Stangarone
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  For Korea watchers—and particularly for those of us who worked closely on events associated with President Lee’s visit to Washington—April was a very rewarding month. After...
Publication Type: Insight 2008, KEI Insight
Author(s): Julia B. Cunico
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  As reported in the previous issue of Korea Insight (“The Bulldozer Moves In: Lee Myung-bak is Inaugurated as the Republic of Korea’s President”), President Lee moved to...
Publication Type: Insight 2008, KEI Insight
Author(s): James H. Alvis
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  On February 25, Lee Myung-bak was sworn in as the President of the Republic of Korea. In front of a crowd of some 60,000 gathered, including U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, four...
Publication Type: Insight 2008, KEI Insight
Author(s): Julia B. Cunico
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  KEI recently completed its seventeenth annual  Ambassadors’ Dialogue program. The tour was the third featuring Lee Tae-sik, the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador to the...
Publication Type: Insight 2008, KEI Insight
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
  On December 19, the voters of South Korea elected Lee Myung-bak, the previous mayor of Seoul and a former business executive, to be the next president. The candidate of the Grand National...
Publication Type: Insight 2008, KEI Insight
Author(s): James Lister
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May 25 2011 - 15:03
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