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As Chinese Tourists Continue to Drop, Korea Turns to the Middle East

As several KEI analyses have shown, South Korea’s tourism industry has been one of the main casualties of China’s economic retaliation over deployment of the THAAD missile defense system.

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Is Trump Impacting How South Koreans View the United States?

As President Moon Jae-in meets with President Trump this week to discuss new issues as well as longstanding ones such as the North Korea nuclear problem, his flexibility both in Washington and after his return to Seoul depends on public opinion at home.

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Hallyu Sets its Sights on the Middle East

At the end of May, Korea’s largest media company announced it would be opening a Turkish unit to help create and promote local content for the Turkish market. They already have plans to film Turkish versions of popular Korean movies, and hope to move forward with more Korean-Turkish co-productions in the future.

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Korea Loses Spot as Third Largest Sender of Students to the U.S.

In 2016, South Korea officially dropped from the third largest source of international students in the United States to the fourth largest, now sitting behind China, India, and Saudi Arabia. The gap is small – Saudi Arabia sent just 280 more students than Korea in 2016 – but with the number of Korean students in the United States on a downward trend, that gap may widen in the coming years.

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What Might a Trump North Korea Policy Look Like?

As it begins to sink in that the next U.S. president will be Donald Trump, one question that will be on the mind of those in Northeast Asia is what will Donald Trump’s North Korea policy look like?

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Despite Questions Raised in Campaign, Americans Remain Supportive of Troops in South Korea

With scant information on American public opinion regarding Korea and its importance, a recent survey by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs provides valuable insights into public views.

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Korean Language Continues to Gain Popularity Worldwide

In Thailand, students applying to college will soon have the option of using Korean as their foreign language. This move comes amid growing demand for Korean language learning in Thailand, where Korean pop culture products are wild successes.

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The Meaning of Brexit

The Brexit decision marks a historic turning point that will have ramifications in expanding circles from inside the UK, to the EU, and to the rest of the world, including the United States and the Republic of Korea.

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Unfriending North Korea…With South Korea’s Help

On June 16, Uganda officially kicked North Korea to the curb, asking approximately 60 DPRK troops and state security officials to leave the country. This move may be yet another sign that South Korean President Park Geun-Hye’s so-called Summit Diplomacy is working.

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The Korea International Cooperation Agency Turns 25

Twenty five years ago today, South Korea established the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), officially cementing its unprecedented transition from aid recipient to donor.

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