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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.

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?

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.

Contradictions in Trump’s UN Speech and Implications for North Korea Policy

25 September 2017

As President Trump addressed the UN he asserted the need for strong national sovereignty and called on the UN to resolve the threat from North Korea.

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How North Koreans Might Organize an Insurgency After Unification

22 September 2017

After North Korea collapses, the biggest threat to South Korea may be the potential insurgents who rise from the ashes of the Kim regime.

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New Sanctions Aim at North Korean Economy, Less so Missiles and Nukes

21 September 2017

By accepting tough rules on textiles, joint ventures, and overseas employment, new UN sanctions on North Korea are aimed squarely at the general economy.

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Growing Role of FDI from Korea in Providing Opportunity and High-Paying Jobs for America

20 September 2017

South Korea continues to demonstrate its confidence in America by once again in 2016 increasing its holdings of $38.8 billion in investments at U.S.-based companies, nearly double the level the year prior to the implementation of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) in 2011.

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Trump at the UN: A Plea for Help on North Korea

19 September 2017

President Trump’s United Nations speech seems, above all, to be a plea for help from the international community in dealing with North Korea.

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Final DPRK Travel Ban Regulations Will Cut Humanitarian Help for North

18 September 2017

The initial statement on travel to North Korea indicated that there would be exemptions for humanitarian activities and journalists.  Those exemptions, however, are limited and narrow.  

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North Korea Tests Missile Over Japan Again: Stronger Action Needed

15 September 2017

The easy temptation in the aftermath of the latest UN sanctions would be to simply view the most recent test as North Korea expressing its displeasure at additional economic pressure.

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The North Korean embassy in London. The UK maintains diplomatic relations with Pyongyang.

North Korea Loses More Friends and Trading Partners

14 September 2017

In back-to-back announcements, both Peru and Mexico announced that they would be expelling the North Korean ambassador from their countries, although they stopped short of cutting off diplomatic ties altogether.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-In and French President Charles de Gaulle, both 360 presidents

Les Présidents: Moon Jae-in, Charles de Gaulle, and the 360 Presidency

12 September 2017

One contextual parallel between the two presidents is that Moon and de Gaulle both came to power following a domestic political crisis.

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New North Korea Sanctions: The Best that Could be Expected

11 September 2017

While this may have been the best that could be achieved at the United Nations, it is disappointing that China and Russia would not support more robust sanctions against North Korea.

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