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Negotiating a Nuclear Deal with North Korea Just Got a Whole Lot Harder

If negotiating a North Korean nuclear deal was already a fraught proposition, not certifying the Iran deal just made that prospect more difficult.

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Why Is There No UberX in Seoul?

Uber’s successful launch of UberSHARE and UberEATS in South Korea raises an important question: why is UberX still not offered?

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Korean Classical Musicians Need to Become Entrepreneurs

Classical music is a dying art that is shrinking partly due to the lack of entrepreneurial innovation. This trend is especially evident in South Korea.

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A British Voice in North Korea: A Threat to the Regime?

The BBC may have just put the North Korean regime in a jam. As one of its 12 new language services, BBC Korea is now up and running.

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U.S.-Korea Relations: Don’t Drive a Wedge

There is a small but growing body of commentary arguing that Washington and Seoul are drifting apart on North Korea policy.

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Agreement to Renegotiate KORUS FTA Removes Threat of Withdrawal for the Moment

This will be the second time that the United States has pushed to renegotiate the KORUS FTA, which was originally signed in 2007 but not implemented until 2012.

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Preparing for Megacity Warfare: Seoul after North Korean Artillery and Chemical Attacks

Contingencies are needed in the case of a North Korean attack to prepare better interagency coordination and security in a homogenous megacity like Seoul.

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Moon Jae-in Takes a Different Path to Change in South Korea

Moon Jae-in is showing he is different not by tearing apart Park Geun-hye’s legacy entirely, but rather by utilizing part of it to his advantage.

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The Hidden Costs of President Moon’s Minimum Wage Policy

In July 2017, South Korea’s Minimum Wage Commission finalized the decision to increase the country’s minimum wage by 16 percent to 7,530 won ($6.60) per hour in 2018.

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Korea Passing: Seoul’s New Foreign Policy Concern

The expression “Korea Passing” is being used more frequently these days as North Korea and the U.S. are talking mostly to each other.

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