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A Model to Replicate: The U.S.-Korea Beef Success Story

Less than a decade ago, the subject of U.S. beef in Korea garnered fierce criticism. Today, Korea represents the second largest export market for U.S. beef.

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Remembering the Feats of U.S. Korean War Veterans

To express our gratitude to our veterans and those who fought in the Korean War, here are the stories of six Medal of Honor recipients.

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

Despite the number of South Korean students studying in the United States dropping for the sixth year in a row, South Korea regained its spot as the third largest sender of students to America.

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Why China Lost Its Battle with South Korea Over THAAD

China failed to realize that the dispute over THAAD wasn’t about bilateral relations with China, but the need to defend against North Korea.

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Korea’s Ambitious Smart Water Grid Initiative

By Hwan Kang The word “Smart Grid” became popularized when the energy industry thought applying sensors and having comprehensive control over the whole cycle of generating and consuming electricity was a good idea. Some people thought it would be even better if they could do the same with water, coining the term, “Smart Water Grid […]

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What Renegotiating the KORUS FTA May Mean for the Future of Digital Trade in Korea

If the digital trade section of the KORUS FTA is amended, Korea will likely need to open up its  e-commerce industry to foreign competitors.

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How Do Trump’s Approval Ratings in South Korea Compare to Prior U.S. Presidents?

Only 17% of South Koreans have confidence in President Donald Trump, which dramatically differs from public confidence in his predecessor Barack Obama.

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U.S. Poised to Set a Record Level of Merchandise Exports to Korea in 2017

One reason for the downward trend in the U.S. bilateral trade deficit with Korea is that the U.S. is on track to set a record in goods exports this year.

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The Recent Threats of Violence Against K-pop Girl Group Apink Are Crimes But Not Terrorism

As popular as it is post-9/11 to worry about terrorism, K-pop fans are misapplying terrorism when referring to criminal behavior against Apink.

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BBC Begins Broadcasting in Korean: What’s the Significance for Getting Information into North Korea?

The beginning of radio broadcasts in Korea by the BBC is a welcome addition to the sources of news and information reaching North Korea.

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