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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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Does the China-ROK Summit Signal the End of Economic Pressure over THAAD? Don’t Hold Your Breath.

Headlines proclaimed the end of the dispute over THAAD, which China insists will harm their national security. However, these celebrations may be premature.

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The Elusive Korean Language Major

The surge in Korean study may be a result of K-pop and K-dramas, but the number of U.S. schools offering a Korean major is lowest when compared to Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic.

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President Moon’s Commitment to Young People in South Korea

Part of President Moon’s plans for re-invigorating the economy is to address the problem of unemployment, especially among Korea’s young people.

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Why South Koreans Keep their Cool about North Korea while Americans Grow More Alarmed

Despite growing American concerns over North Korea’s weapons capabilities, South Koreans increasingly view war with North Korea as less likely.

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Could the PyeongChang Winter Games Help China to Signal a Softening Position on THAAD Sanctions?

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang could provide an avenue for China to signal a softening of its position on sanctions over THAAD.

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South Korea and Turkey Celebrate Their Relationship

Starting on October 27, a Turkish film festival in Seoul will help celebrate the 60th anniversary of modern diplomatic ties between Turkey and South Korea.

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Hallyu Works Differently in the United States

While Hallyu may have worked in markets that are geographically near South Korea, for many years it had not received as much enthusiasm in the U.S. market.

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How Korea’s Nuclear Power Decision Could Impact the U.S.-Korea Trade Deficit

The decision by the Moon Administration to shift from coal and nuclear power to LNG has long-term implications for South Korea’s trade surplus with the United States.

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Should South Korea Join the Transition to All Electric Vehicles?

As the industry shifts toward electric vehicles, South Korea will need to consider the current state of the market for electric vehicles in South Korea.

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