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Negotiating a Nuclear Deal with North Korea Just Got a Whole Lot Harder Why Is There No UberX in Seoul? Korean Classical Musicians Need to Become Entrepreneurs
 

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.

Korean AI Market Competition Heats Up

08 September 2017

Elon Musk tweeted that AI has “vastly more risk than North Korea.” So, it may be ironic that Korean companies are so eager to apply AI into their services.

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No Reason to Withdraw from the KORUS FTA

06 September 2017

Rumors flooded Washington over the Labor Day holiday weekend that the U.S. would soon withdraw from the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA). 

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

06 September 2017

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

03 September 2017

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?

31 August 2017

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?

29 August 2017

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”

23 August 2017

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

21 August 2017

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

16 August 2017

Scandals have led to a pushback against Korean franchises.

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The Difference Between a Preventative Attack and Preemption Against North Korea

15 August 2017

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

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