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South Korean Civil Society: Implications for the U.S.-ROK Alliance

South Korean Civil Society: Implications for the U.S.-ROK Alliance

Author: Andrew Yeo

South Korea has long enjoyed a robust civil society that encourages citizen participation in civic groups and social movements. Though it may not effect much change at the policy level, social activism related to the U.S.-ROK alliance provides valuable insight into domestic opinions. In this Working Paper, Andrew Yeo examines how these opinions shape the future partnership of the United States and South Korea.

See more in South Korea; Society and Culture

Nuclear Power in  South Korea’s Green Growth Strategy

Nuclear Power in South Korea’s Green Growth Strategy

Author: Jill Kosch O’Donnell

Although public trust in nuclear safety has faltered in South Korea, it can recover. Nuclear power expansion is likely to continue under President Park Geun-hye, though it is uncertain whether Park will be as eager as her predecessor to embrace green growth as a justification for it.

See more in South Korea; Nuclear Energy

Ending Child Marriage

Ending Child Marriage

Author: Rachel B. Vogelstein

Ending child marriage is not only a moral imperative—it is a strategic imperative that will further critical U.S. foreign policy interests in development, prosperity, stability, and the rule of law.

See more in Women; Children

Using Oil Taxes to Improve Fiscal Reform

Using Oil Taxes to Improve Fiscal Reform

Authors: Daniel P. Ahn and Michael A. Levi

Taxes on oil consumption have long been a legislative third rail, yet concerns about the national debt may soon change that political calculus. Daniel Ahn and Michael Levi demonstrate that energy taxes can reduce the national debt and improve economic performance, all while reducing U.S. oil consumption.

See more in United States; Oil; Tax Policy