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Provoking the Market: Investors More Worried about Washington’s Response than Pyongyang’s Provocations

Analysts have attributed recent market downturns to North Korean provocations, but investors seem to be reacting more negatively to responses from the Trump administration.

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Responding to North Korea’s Sixth Nuclear Test

Now that North Korea has defied warnings from the international community not to conduct a sixth nuclear test, including from its friends China and Russia, the challenge is, how to respond?

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What Might a Conflict with North Korea Look Like?

If the United States conducted a preventative attack on North Korea, how might North Korea respond and what might a potential conflict look like?

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Missiles Over Japan – What are the North Koreans up to?

There are three aspects of North Korea’s August 28th missile launch over Japan that qualify it as “unprecedented” among Pyongyang’s recent tests.

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Korea Unveils Ambitious Plans for “Mooncare”

On August 9, right before hitting his 100th day in office, Korean President Moon Jae-In unveiled his plan to expand Korea’s already extensive healthcare system, a proposal quickly dubbed “Mooncare.”

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Benefits of KORUS FTA Not Eclipsed by the Trade Deficit

Much has changed since President Trump first raised his concerns about the KORUS FTA,

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Koreans Push Back Against Abuse of Power by Franchises

Scandals have led to a pushback against Korean franchises.

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The Difference Between a Preventative Attack and Preemption Against North Korea

While at times used interchangeably, preemptive military action and preventative military action are actually quite different.

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The Next Potential Flash Point with North Korea – August Military Exercises

Although tensions with North Korea seem to have eased during the past few days, there is urgency to the question, “What will happen next?”

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Korea’s New Craving for Kakao Bank

Kakao Bank launched its internet-only banking service on Thursday, July 27, meeting unprecedented enthusiasm from Korean users.

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