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September 26, 2012

South Korea
South Korea’s Presidential Election Heats Up With Ahn Chul-soo’s Declaration to Run

Ahn Chul-soo, professor and founder of AhnLab, a computer security software company, formally announced his bid for the South Korean presidency. With Ahn’s entry, the Korean public is beginning to th…

Ahn Chul-soo

March 10, 2017

Elections and Voting
Park Geun-hye’s Impeachment: What Next?

South Korea’s Constitutional Court unanimously upheld the National Assembly’s impeachment of Park Geun-hye today, paving the way for new elections to be held within 60 days of the ruling. May 9 has b…

February 6, 2013

Corporate Governance
Using Oil Taxes to Improve Fiscal Reform

Economists have long argued that taxing oil consumption would be the most efficient way to address U.S. vulnerability to overpriced and unreliable oil supplies. Yet energy taxes are a third rail in A…

March 16, 2012

United States
How to Handle Oil Price Volatility

Prices at the pump are emerging as a significant U.S. election issue. Five experts offer a range of policy options, from lowering regulations to encouraging less consumption.

July 12, 2012

Economics
Peña Nieto and Energy Reform

With Mexico’s presidential elections in the past, the focus is now on whether or not President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto will be able to follow through on his many compromisos. My guest post on Michae…

Pemex - Guest Post - LAM

April 18, 2016

Elections and Voting
Upheaval in South Korea’s National Assembly: Expect More Surprises

The first rule of watching South Korean elections is the same as the first rule for watching Korean TV dramas: be prepared to be surprised. In this respect, South Korea’s 2016 National Assembly elect…

Opposition Korea Korean Election National Assembly Saenuri Party Minjoo Democratic People

February 1, 2016

Japan
The Japan-Korea Comfort Women Deal: Proper Implementation Is What Matters

This post was coauthored with Brad Glosserman, executive director at Pacific Forum CSIS. The cycle of negativity surrounding Japan-South Korea relations since the Abe-Park era began in early 2013 …

Japan Korea Comfort Women Agreement Park Abe 2

May 25, 2011

International Organizations
The G8 Agenda: Mideast Push

Mideast upheaval was a top issue at the G8, which is winding down today in France, along with nuclear safety, leadership of the IMF, and aid to Africa. This Backgrounder profiles the eight participan…

December 14, 2015

China
North Korea’s Band Came Home, and Inter-Korean Talks Broke Down: What Next?

Last week it seemed possible that North Korea was ready for the first time under Kim Jong-un to reach out in parallel to its closest neighbors, South Korea and China. Inter-Korean dialogue had resume…

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May 6, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Oil Market Volatility

Though shifts in demand and reduced production by some major producers have influenced oil prices, investor behavior is also increasing market volatility.