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Since the signing of the Mutual Defense Treaty in 1953, the U.S.-ROK alliance has been tremendously successful in deterring a large-scale attack by the DPRK. Even during national famines and...
Author(s): Abraham M. Denmark
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Dec 16 2011 - 14:10
Along with the revolution in the information technology (IT) industry, the world economy has also witnessed a spectacular rise of the financial industry in recent decades. The GDP share of value-...
Author(s): Yoon-shik Park
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Oct 26 2011 - 15:08
The March 2012 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in Seoul, Korea comes at a critical juncture when the world continues to experience a growing number of terrorist attacks leading to mounting concerns...
Author(s): Duyeon Kim
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Sep 29 2011 - 15:29
Despite the critical function of the armistice, very little political attention has been paid to the agreement, with few bureaucrats, policymakers, and Korea experts sufficiently knowledgeable about...
Author(s): Balbina Y. Hwang
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Jul 1 2011 - 10:12
The Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) and the Korea-European Union Free Trade Agreement (Korea-EU FTA) are the major FTAs for the Korean economy. Although both FTAs share many similarities...
Author(s): Yeongkwan Song
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May 15 2011 - 10:31
This study was undertaken to assess possible futures for the North Korean regime and the Korean peninsula that could affect U.S. and regional interests, and to consider which U.S. and regional...
Author(s): Michael J. Mazarr
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Apr 1 2011 - 10:20
This article is aimed at analyzing, in a comparative perspective, the economic reforms undertaken by Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea) and Cuba since the demise of...
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Apr 1 2011 - 10:15
As this paper goes to press, relations on the Korean Peninsula are at their tensest level in more than 20 years. Since 2006, when the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced that...
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Feb 3 2011 - 10:24
In 2006–08 Pyongyang had two kinds of markets. The first were "official" markets that had started out many years earlier as farmers markets selling only food but have since grown into...
Author(s): John Everard
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Jan 31 2011 - 10:08
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